Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Highs and Lows 2/20/2012

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Lows
  • I thought that Arielle had been a really good girl lately. We'd had issues for months (lying, being sneaky, etc), but the past couple of weeks, it seems to have turned around. Last week, her teacher sent home a note, saying that they were out of treats in class, so if you could send in a bag of Hershey's kisses, she'd really appreciate it. So I bought a small bag, gave it to Arielle on Thursday night and told her to give it to her teacher on Friday. Our conversation on Friday afternoon (after she had homemade rice krispy treats for a snack, and just asked me for some of my hershey kisses)
Me: "Did you give the bag of candy to your teacher?
Arielle: "yesssssssss"
Me: "Why are you answering me in a weird tone?"
Arielle: "I dunno"
Me: "So I can call her right now and ask if she got it?"
Arielle: "No"
Me: "Why not?"
Arielle: "Cause I don't want you to."
Me: "So what happened to them then?"
Arielle: "I hid them in my desk and ate them."
Me: "You ate an entire bag of Hershey kisses by yourself?"
Arielle: "Well, I gave one to my friend."
 
It was just horrible timing, since we were about to walk out of the door to go to her first ADD appointment, which we were trying to make a positive thing. Grrrrr. Her punishment? She got popped for lying to my face. And we had planned to take her to Cici's after her appointment for one on one time with us. Oh, we still went to Cici's for dinner. But she got to bring along a peanut butter sandwich and eat that, while Lover and I had pizza, since you obviously already had your treats for the day. And she had to write a note to her teacher, telling her what happened and apologize for stealing from her. That child had the nerve to ask me for dessert that night. You ever see that skit by Bill Cosby about kids being brain damaged? I think that was written about Arielle. 
  • The morning sickness is still ever present. Some days it's just nausea, some days are spent tossing my cookies. I understand my suffering is for a greater purpose, but dang. 
 
Highs
  • Arielle was officially diagnosed with ADD. I do consider that a high, since I know that she's not just a bone head and I'm not just a shitty parent. The dr put her on a low dose of meds, and we'll try that for a month and see how it works, So far, it's just made her REALLY chatty. Yowzas.
  • I love that Lover always remembers to get the girls something for Valentine's day. He got them each a little box of chocolates. Love that man. 
  • My mom. Is. AWESOME. She came over on... some day last week (darn this pregnancy brain, I can't remember anything) and she cleaned the entire house. Swept, vacuumed, did all the laundry and dishes. The house has been NEGLECTED since all I do lately is sleep. Plus she made me two different Korean dishes that I've been craving. 
  • My husband has taken on so many more responsibilities since I've been pregnant. He's basically playing the role of single parent. He gets home from work, takes over with making dinner (since by then, the smells are probably making me nauseous), then feeds the girls (at this time, I'm probably headed off to bed right after dinner). Then he handles checking homework, playing with Ava, getting the girls ready for bed, reads to them, straightens up the house and then does freelance. Love that man.
I think that's it. My day revolves around laying on the couch and trying not to fall asleep so Ava doesn't, ya know, die or set fire to the house. 







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Megan said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I can't believe you are still so sick :( Poor thing! Hopefully the meds will help Arielle!

Whimsy-ma-blog said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, is it really Highs and Lows time again? I'm not even pregnant and I can't seem to keep track of the days.

First of all, poor, poor you for all the sickness! That is so miserable I really hope it eases up soon.

I totally laughed when you said the meds were making Arielle chatty. What a funny side effect! Why can't pregnancy have easy side effects like that?

And that sucks about Arielle and the kisses. I know my kids aren't as old as yours yet (so not quite as capable of pulling stuff off...) but ugg! Parenting is so hard! Not only do you have to deal with stuff like that (when you're exhausted and sick) but you have to do it in a way that helps your kiddo to grow up into a responsible person! So I'm sorry you have to deal with it, but I think you're doing a good job!

Isn't your ultrasound soon? Like maybe today? I'm stalking through your old posts to find out...

Lesley at Fabulously Flawed said... [Reply to comment]

Yuck. I loathe puking. I could never be bulimic.

I'm really happy for you about Arielle. Answers! I was a pain in the ass when I was a little kid, too. I lied and cheated and stole. I think it was all a bid for attention. You're paying attention so between that and the meds the impulses should decrease.

Ness said... [Reply to comment]

Big hugs first of all because your Arielle is my Kiereney. Although Kiereney is 25 now, engaged and off and on her ADHD meds. So I know what you are going through with the lying, etc. One day I had a child come to my door when Kiereney was 7 giving me a $20 bill and said Kiereney paid him that to ride bikes with her and his mom made him bring it to me. Of course she had taken it out of my purse. And then there was the time a couple of years later that people were calling my house asking if I had any dachshund puppies left for sale. (Kiereney decided to add excitement to our lives by announcing at school that we had 5 dachshund puppies for sale. At least we did have dachshunds....adult and neutered ones which we had rescued but only 3. I'd like to say it gets better with age but I'm still waiting for her to get married and move out and then celebrate. I will keep Arielle in my prayers.