Band Parents

Band Parents

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Am I available to....?

No, Not really. Those open Monday nights will be "Save Mom's sanity" nights. And Of course, the one night we are double-booked? Hubby has an out-of-town business trip planned.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

An ADHD Morning


Monday Morning was a great example of an ADHD morning. My now 13 YO was in rare form. He must have stayed up late reading or playing Gameboy.  I woke him up at 6 AM and put his patch on. At 6:10 and at 6:15 I called up to him to get moving. He finally shows his face, dressed (I doubt that his teeth were brushed in spite of the fact that he put a sticky note on the mirror in his bathroom that says “brush teeth”).


He was loud and obnoxious.  Singing and other random noises were coming from him. Of course this upsets the 8 YO who repeatedly asks him to “Quit it!” Ah, that’s only fuel for the fire. I encourage him through eating his breakfast and packing his bag. I reminded him 3 times to get his gym clothes. He argues with his brother over the size of their brownies for snack time. He’s angry that he loses and puts his face up to his brother’s and scowls. Sometimes he takes a swing at his brother stopping (usually) just before hitting him.  So I have two upset boys.  

Time to go outside and wait for the bus. Oh, he has to run back upstairs to his bedroom for something. But it sure wasn’t his gym clothes. So back up he must go.


By this time. The 8 YO collected his brains and went outside to avoid the line of fire. I finally get the 13 YO out there and of course he is still singing very loudly and the 8 YO keeps telling him to “Quit it!” I want to apologist to my neighbors. It’s 6:45 AM. The bus comes and I breathe a sigh of relief, they are somebody else’s problem for now. How awful is that?


Apparently a day a couple of weeks ago, they did not stop the bickering when they got on the bus and both got written up.  

Monday, April 21, 2008

Catching up

Hey, I'm still alive. Things are getting busy at work and at home. We got two major project at work to undertake at the same time.

Home is pretty busy too, but I don't feel as overwhelmed with baseball and soccer as I did with Wrestling. I think part of it is due to the fact that it is now sunny in the evenings. The soccer and baseball fields are also closer to home. Practices are a bit shorter too.

I now have a teenager in the house. But he's not doing to well on follwing through with his responsibilities. We are working on this.

This weekend I went out and found an outfit for the youer son's First Communion. I walked into Coldwater Creek and told a lady what I was looking for and she pulled lots of stuff for me to try on. It made a huge difference in my attitude. I think the money was well spent. I got a jacket, a Tank, a pair of pants and a no-iron blouse. I wore the blouse yesterday and at some point must have sat on a ball point pen. It looked like someone scribbled all over a portion of it. Thankfully rubbing alcohol took it out. I have a big bottle sitting in my laundry area.

So anyways, until next time

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

It's Spring!

Hi Everyone,
I have not been blogging much lately. Spring soccer started. (I should post a picutre or two of Saturday's game in the swamp. The 8-10 YO boys had a great time). Baseball practices occur twice a week for each boy also. Meanwhile, Dad installed a new garage door opener. I have been wondering around the yard trying to determine what I might want to plant.

Work is getting busy. I have two big migration projects to complete this summer. From now until June I have a carpool arrangement for 2 days a week.

I'm sure I'll post about the boy who will become a teenager on Saturday. He has invited a few friends to join him at Dave and buster's Friday night.