Morning teen 6:30-8:30am

"Stop touching me! Don't touch my hair! I'm not getting up, you took my blanket! Stop spraying me! I still have time! If you leave the room, I'll get up. I'm not getting up until you turn the light off. You can't make me take it. Come on Mommy! We have to leave. I'm going…

Potty Time

  (*In response to Ms. Toy Whisperer's post, "Unleashed") With the boys daycare did the dirty deed like toy soldiers they followed the potty line I'm at a loss she's potty trained at school NOT at home We must be bonding over pee and poop At home She is the baby. She calls herself, "Baby"…

This toddler phenomenon

She was easy Now shrieking at the top of her lungs She used to like going to bed with Woof-woof. "BANG-BANG" using the plastic xylophone as a battering ram I would say, "Goodnight Girlie," and she would say, "Good night ma-ih." "THUMP JINGLE, THUMP JINGLE" using the plastic clown rattle to emphasize the syllables, "Let…

He surfaced

He surfaced in the wee hours of the next morning An anniversary of his first full mental collapse (Not counting the partial ones) Surprisingly, My children are just as unpredictable mood wise as I seem to be (unstable yet) functionally, disabled most of my days moving pots, mixing soil and planting seeds

I’ve been

Holding back the vitriol in hopes of gaining some perspective about the teenage animal My Child. Wild, elusive, inconsistant baffling, frustrating, instigating volatile, persecuted, open then closed Resistant to reality, rebellious struggling to find self losing self when it gets too comfortable self sabotaging, maturing in his immaturity This stage of adolesence would be better…

I am thankful for

the spontaneous hot hugs from my little germ spreader. Girlie has a fever, but has had no seizures. Hacking cough, sniffling schnozz, drool covered fingers, surrounded by a striped red, grey and cream comforter and the debris of used tissues. She has learned to ask for tissues instead of sharing the wealth of ectoplasm with…

Leaning

She leans on me sweet smelling snuffling in my ear she nuzzles my cheek and says, "Cuute." These spontaneous moments of words show me that all is right with the world in my house. Sure, my boys are teenagers They have "toddler brain" in the worst possible way. I, me, mine, now is the mantra…

I take the good with the bad

I took a break from writing and the world fell in. Not really. All of us had some flu, then a virus, one case of upper respiratory infection and now I have head cold, 'cause life just wouldn't be fair without a winter cold. Girlie is happy and speaking more I walked into her room…

This Angry Child

Doesn't care about his court appearance this morning Refuses to worry that he could be taken from my home Tells me that I'm the only one who cares about it Really? What parent wouldn't care about the hand of law taking their child? Oh yeah, his father doesn't care My children have been taken from…