March has arrived! A busy month – we lose an hour a week from Sunday, the week after that is the first day of spring, and the week after that the kids have their Spring Break.
We’re kicking off the month of March with Early Dismissal today, tomorrow and Thursday – the wonderful world of Parent/Teacher conferences.
Luckily Princess Nagger, being in 7th Grade, doesn’t have the ‘typical’ Parent/Teacher Conference – instead, hers is a student-led thingamajig where she’s in charge of telling us how she’s doing with no interaction or conversation with any of her teachers unless we really want to. Since she’s doing excellent in all her Honors classes, there’s no worry there.
Little Dude is the challenging one.
He’s struggling with pretty much every subject – especially math, which he hates so much that when he was doing math homework one day, when he couldn’t figure out a problem, instead of asking for help, he started pulling pieces of the paper off the bottom edge and eating them.
Puts a whole new spin on homework being eaten.
We did, however, get a diagnosis that rules out Autism – confirmation of ADHD, ODD, and Anxiety is what we’re looking at. So far the only ‘plan’ is to schedule another appointment with another doctor to figure out the game plan.
Of course those appointments are booked out three months, so based on his lack of focus and attention in school, he might end up repeating 2nd grade next year since he’s way behind on just about everything, and three months from now is pretty much the end of school.
Totally understandable, though – the poor kid started off the first 3-1/2 years of his life born to a bio-mom who was addicted to drugs – and energy drinks. She apparently drank them like they were going out of style while she was pregnant. Little Dude could eventually be a case study on the effects. You never know.
Meanwhile, we’re still in perpetual ‘hurry-up-and-wait’ mode while getting bounced from doctor to doctor to get him the help he needs. I’m pretty sure there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, just seems like a really long tunnel at the moment.
Oh hey, you know what else happens this month? Pi day! So this cartoon is so right on:
The hubby, being Mr. Literal Man and Eternal Pessimist, truly appreciated the pessimistic interpretation. We all got a great laugh, including Princess Nagger.
Speaking of funny… As you know, I don’t speak of politics in general, but this candidate cocktail list was too funny not to share:
It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!
This week’s prompt or question is:
“How are you? Honesty required.”
I am honestly hanging in there. Between Princess Nagger’s Teenitude and Little Dude’s behavioral issues (and destruction of miscellaneous items and clothing), and some minor health maladies for me, I’m tired. Fatigued. Stressed. Some days feeling like I just want to pick up my marbles and go home.
But I’ll manage. I always do. And maybe someday I’ll expound on that.
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
Link up your Random (or not) here:
Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: