Good Middle of the Week Morning!!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by LittleDudesMom, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Wednesday Morning Warrior Parents!!!

    It's the middle of the week already! I remember, especially when difficult child was younger, I used to tell him the best thing about back to school week for kids was that it was only 4 days long! He had a great first day of high school! Has lunch on odd days with one of his middle school buddies - really like his Air Force JROTC and only three of them (as of yesterday) in is German class!

    I've got to take my car in for service this morning and my cousin will bring me back home. easy child is bringing one of her high school/college friends over today to do some work. It's kinda sad - this young man got a full scholarship to an arts college in a nearby state (very, very talented) last year. Had a great first year but unfortunately had to move back home a couple of weeks ago - really long story about some illegal investment activity by his father in our city and now his father is in jail for years and mother and three kids had to move out of their custom built home and easy child's friend had to move home in order to help his mother and 2 younger siblings. He has no cash.

    easy child's group of friends are all going to a concert in Difficult Child Monday and he really wants to go but can't afford the $25 ticket. She called me last night and asked if I had any yard work or work around the house I thought he might be able to do to earn ticket money. So I've made a list of outdoor chores and a little lifting and moving stuff around inside. I think I can keep him busy for about 2.5 to 3 hours and I'll give him ticket money and a tad extra.

    easy child is taking me to pick up my car right before difficult child school pick up time. Fingers crossed his has another good day. Fingers crossed for your difficult children as well :salute:

    Have a great day!

  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Good morning on Back To School Day at the tired house!!!! :coffee:

    Sharon- So glad that difficult child had a great 1st day! I hope it continues. :thumbsup: I feel bad for easy child's friend... it's good of you to help out where you're able. :)

    Well, today is the day I follow Duckie's bus to school and drop off her in-school medications. I always try to take a snap shot of her entering the building. She's going to be tired... I heard her get up a few times in the night. I think it's just nerves: new school, new teacher, new classmates. But I'm pretty certain she'll be fine.

    Have a great day! :salute:
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Good morning!

    Sharon it's good of you to be there for that young man. He will always remember you family's kindness. Hope difficult child has another great day!

    My office will be buzzing all day. I have a huge report to get and we're having a big meeting today as well. We are interviewing someone for one of our offices also! And then I have class at 6:30 till 9:30. Long day.

    easy child called me last night to tell me she's taking the police test in a town nearby. She says she qualifies. I didn't want to mention the physical part of the job-she will figure that out fast. She is so mixed up right now. I worry a little about it but then remind myself that we all have to find our own way.

    I'd better go get ready for work now-have a great day everyone!!!
  4. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    It is going to be a cleaning day here. I have a bunch of stuff to get rid of all around the place. husband is going to do some heavy cleaning in the kitchen because he isn't getting the point of what I have been asking him to do lately. Time to give more specific directions. He supposedly graded all day yesterday, so he should have PLENTY of time. I do have to go get a haircut, so that will feel good.

    LDM, you are a nice person to help out the young man. I hope the mom and kids are able to find some positives in their situation.

    TM- I hope Duckie has a wonderful day at school. LOL about following the school bus - been there done that.

    Jo - I hope your big day goes really well! Fingers crossed for easy child. You never know, she might really flourish in the police dept, rough training and all. There is a tv series, now off the air, that is on that shows the entire process of training recruits in the LA police dept. It covers 18 weeks of training and might be interesting.

    I hope everyone has a really great day!
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day folks. Happy Wednesday!

    Sharon/LDM, I'm glad difficult child had a great first day of high school. About the car - we had my car in for service today, we got some bad and expensive news. It has to go back in for two days to have a part replaced; it's failing, and if it fails completely before we get it fixed, it will blow up the engine. And I have a long drive tomorrow!

    TM, I hope Duckie has a good day at school and can stay calm.

    Jo, I hope easy child can find out what she wants in life. WHo knows? She might do better with the physical demands of police training than you expect!

    Susie, sounds like a busy day lined up today.

    We had a quiet day at home, the perfect day to finally give difficult child 3 his English exam (set by the school). He botched it badly. Really badly. He couldn't settle, he was distractible, he was a mess. I was nervous about his ability to focus before we started, but he assured me he would be OK in a minute. But he wasn't. One good thing (and only one good thing) - it will mean no more claims that I've been fudging his work to make him look good!
    I'm really concerned at what seems to be a sudden deterioration in the last few weeks and months, for difficult child 3 to concentrate on his work and even remember what he has done. It's been increasingly torture. I rang the pediatrician and we have an appointment for next Wednesday morning. If I can't get enough help from the doctor, I'll talk to the therapist on the Friday (two days later) and discuss perhaps a referral to the child psychiatrist in the therapist's clinic.

    Tomorrow morning I have a very early start - easy child 2/difficult child 2 has had yet another abnormal pap smear and I arranged for her to see a top private gynaecologist ASAP. And she wants her mummy to take her... a 9 am appointment in the centre of Sydney. Yay...

    Enjoy your Wednesday.

  6. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    I do say by the timing of your posts it must be near noon already for you - though you probably all just get up super earlier than I do even with the time changes
    Little Dude's Mom - I am glad things are going well for difficult child. It is a good thing for you and easy child to help the young man. I hope they enjoy the concert.

    Tired Mommy - Good luck to Duckie today!

    Hearts - I hope the project gets done and the meeting is successful.

    Susie - Get lots done today (and then you can come help me tackle my place)

    Yesterday was difficult child's first day of 8th grade. He goes to a new building. It was also the first time in four (4) years that he entered the building on his own without mom or medication to get him through the door. On Monday he said, "Mom, I think I will have some of the anxiety/panic medication tomorrow morning. I replied, "No, I know you can do this without." (Last fall was the last time he had it) His confidence and joy last week during open house was awesome to watch. He took his schedule and ran through the building finding all his classes. I knew his weekend hestitancy was normal for any kid facing a new school building and year. He didn't need any help via medications this time (YEAH). He had a good first day of school.

    Diva is going into her 3rd week of college classes. We are hoping to get her back on our insurance this week. Sounds like she has a deviated spectrum (not sure of how to spell that - nose problem causing sinus infections). She is miserable and has an appointment with a specialist the end of this month. Other than that, college life seems to be going great for her.

    I also got to talk to my third daughter (a friend that became like a daughter to me). She started school last week and is doing well. She is going to a chartered school with smaller classroom sizes. I am so happy for her. Moving away from this neighborhood was really hard for her.

    So, all my kids have started the school year off well.

    I hope everyone has a great day! Find some time for yourself!