May 02, 2007
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Pink flowers are happy, right?  I need a little pick me up, I’ve had a rough couple of days.  Nothing big, just lots of little stuff that isn’t going right.  Taryn whined alllllllll day yesterday, not crying, that I can handle well, but she was just whiney.  I think she’s teething.  Jase and Ty picked at one another all evening long, you know, like brothers would…."He pinched me – NO I DIDN’T".  And our AC went out.  Little T and I got back from the grocery store and it was 84 degrees in the house.  Ugh.  I seriously can’t stand being hot, it was miserable.  All I can say is thank God for my friend Stacy, her family owns an AC business and she sent help right away.  Thanks Stacy – you rock – I’m buying lunch on Friday! 

I think what tops it off though is that Ty is having some major problems in school.  We got his mid-term grades and they are awful.  We’re having major communication problems with his teacher, but have a conference set for today after school.  I just don’t know what to do to help him.  I honestly cannot wait until this school year is over.  Homework is a battle, 5 days a week, complete with fits, bad attitude, frustration and tears.  We’ve tried everything we can think of.  If I’m being honest, I could deal with the bad grades for another 3 weeks, just to get this year over with, if my child was happy.  But he’s not happy, he’s miserable every day.  That’s not ok with me.  It kills me to see him struggle like this, but I don’t know what to do to help him.  His present classroom environment is very overwhelming and frustrating for him, that’s not something we have control over, it’s not something I can fix.  Ugh, I hope our meeting goes well today.  I just want my happy, fun, full of spirit 9 year old back.  I have a feeling that no matter what happens, once summer gets here, and this school year is overwith, he’ll be back.  At least I hope so.

  • ((hugs)) I hope today is a better day. 🙂

  • Sorry to hear that:( I have days like that too, and heat never helps! My DD is 10 and has bouts like your Ty. Schoolwork can be a pain and like you, I can’t wait for the school year to be done. She’s dealing with a lot…her friends are always busy, her dad is remarrying in Sept. (he’s not with her enough the way it is), and she’s just plain turning into a tweenager. It’s hard to deal with as a mom, because you just want to make it better. You do all that you can, and when it doesn’t feel like enough, you just don’t know what to do anymore.

    I really hope that things get better with Ty. It’s a tough age and I hope that you both make it through with some better days:)