Time to process.....

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by timer lady, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    kt has been, at best, all over the place. However, I've been seeing things in her that make me proud.

    kt's habitual response to any request is "no". Doesn't matter the request - always "no".

    I've noted however that after about 10 minutes kt comes back to me, apologizes & takes care of the request. This has happened 3 times over the last week. :angel:

    This morning, after 4 hours at the lake yesterday & quite the sunburn (even with sunblock), kt announced to me that she & PCA were heading back to the lake today. There is a health warning out today for heat/pollution & with the medications my kt takes, I tend to keep things low key when a warning comes out.

    I let kt know that today the lake was out - sunburn needed to heal & health warning out. Low key day.

    kt, protested, & whined.

    Ten minutes later, she came to me & told me that she didn't want to go swimming. Maybe going to the library & getting ready for respite; after dinner a trip to the park.

    Sounds like a plan, kt. :dance:

    I love to see kt work things out - to stop & think. All these years, there is a glimmer; she's having light bulb moments. :flower:
  2. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member


    Good for KT, that is great. It must be rewarding and encouraging to see process. :bravo:
  3. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Ooops, meant progress. Maybe I need some progress too.
  4. mum2JK&TH

    mum2JK&TH New Member

    That is wonderful news. A nice forward step for kt :dance:
    Tell her to enjoy her better choice :bravo:
  5. Alisonlg

    Alisonlg New Member

    That's wonderful! Way To Go, KT!
  6. Crazy-Steph

    Crazy-Steph New Member

    That's great! It's always good to see them work something out themselves!
  7. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

    This is so great!

  8. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    So nice to say "NO" and not have a breakdown!!!
    Good job KT
  9. On_Call

    On_Call New Member


    I definitely agree that this is a great sign! Good for kt. And good for you knowing that if you have to say 'no' that it doesn't necessarily mean that you're in for a real fight.

  10. jannie

    jannie trying to survive....

    What great news !!! :bravo:I love the fact that she is leaving the room and processing your response/request and dealing with it. Way to Go !!
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    This was such a wonderful post to read. How great that she is having lightbulb moments! :angel:
  12. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    As you all know with your difficult children, it's these light bulb moments that keep us going. :warrior:

    Thanks for the kt kudos. :flower: