Friday, May 15, 2009
Free Of It Now
A great morning spent out of my own life, a brief respite, then back to reality, but a donation of even better relief as Paloma's fifth grade teacher has her with their family until nine tonight. Mayra'd brought a friend home and even with an extra child, just not having to constantly monitor Paloma's behavior is like being in the Bahamas.
"Tolerate the insanity," - a line from a comment that truly describes the life of a parent when there is a violent, aggressive child in the home. Yep, that's what we all do here, tiptoeing around her like one would take such measures to avoid treading on a cobra. It just wouldn't be very smart.
Chuy's contacts inflamed his eyes, resulting in a trip to Pearle Vision, no contacts for two weeks. "Oh no! I blurted, "The championship tournament is fixing to start."
"Don't worry mom, I can see the ball," he reassured me.
Glasses are out of the question, he breaks and loses them within the first two minutes of ownership. His other two brothers on his team, both serving out school suspensions due to pranks essentially, but I do side with the school, are all fired up and ready to play.
We're lining up summer school participants, soccer and church camp schedules, and all the other activities involved in a family this size. I wish we had a summer soccer league, my kids would play, but so many kids nowadays can't function outside of their AC wombs, Georgia summers are brutal, but my kids will play soccer in the meadow regardless.
My ISS son, 2 OSS sons and Mr. Alternative School are all on restrictions this weekend, stuck with Mama, no Middle School Madness, no high school game attendance...a stinks to be you moment, but they're teachable and they'll learn from these consequences.
A phone call from the high school and a visit from the school social worker as a grown son of mine was named as an accomplice in a runaway situation. I wouldn't doubt it, I don't trust him, and have an order of protection to keep him away from us, the family he so often chose to rob, harass and be disruptive constantly. Honey, I'm free of it now.