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Thursday, 2/1/18

Thursday, February 01, 2018




This is a message I am trying to get Isaac to understand in regards to the coach situation. He is just sticking with "I'm right" and not really giving the coach a chance. Knowing that Isaac often hears a word and misses many more and then forms an opinion about what he heard and/or is the only one from a group who sees a situation differently makes me think this is at the root, but there is no one else involved to ask. I've promised to keep an eye out at games and make alls to the coach if Isaac brings home things that sound off. Letting him quit is not helping him have a great learning opportunity in having to learn to deal positively with people he might not like as much, etc.

My day was very quiet and I enjoyed every minute. I got the kitchen straightened up, the house swept and then took care of the bills and reconciling an account. I'm glad I did as I found two huge charges on our card that were not ours so I called and had the card deactivated and replaced with a new one. I didn't want to pay $25 for overnight shipping so we're on the "by 10 days" slow boat. Then I got busy on prepping for the client meetings I have in the morning. One is at 8:30 and the other at 10. Thankfully the first family agreed to meet at the coffee shop I had scheduled at 10. Will just have a muffin and a steamer in between for breakfast. I am hoping Tim will be home tomorrow morning so Isaac can stay home, but I have a feeling that won't be the way it goes. Will just pack up his schoolwork and take it with us.

The three of us went to a pretty boring Business Pathway meeting tonight, but Maegann needed to attend to show respect for the honor her business teacher felt she deserved. I think she would do well with the Marketing segment, but we'll talk it through when she needs to make decisions in the coming weeks about next year's classes.

Tim is almost home. I am supposed to go pick him up in about 20 minutes. Hopefully he will be able to go visit Curt tomorrow if they are allowing anyone to come by. He was moved home today with hospice. So sad.

Other than a morning away for work I plan to use the afternoon for PT exercises (knee/leg has been bad today so I may call rehab tomorrow) and resting. Will work on the meal plan and school week while resting.
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  • LOVELYSPIRIT16
    Hi Janet, It has been 5 years since we were on the Determined Daisies team together. After reading this blog and the one about the coaching. Your kids have grown a lot I guess they do that in 5 years time. emoticon
    I do not know how old your Isaac is now. But you are most definitely not alone. I have a 16 year old now and he has some issues that are very hard to deal with at times. He loves Basketball and knows everything about it and no one knows anything according to him. He is always right always according to him. We had a "melt down" tonight because he says that his teachers are not right when saying that he has not turned in his work. He states he has turned it in and they just think they are right!?

    I just didn't have this difficult of a time with my first 2 children. 33 and 32. We adopted Jeremy knowing that they would be some problems that would come up since we didn't get him until he was about 3.5. . He was my brother's son he witnessed my brother having rage attacks over nothing or something very trivial. He has bi-polar and is very non-compliant . His bio dad did marijuana a lot when Jeremy was in the house. His bio mom has schizophrenia and did street drugs etc while pregnant with him. Voices would tell her it was okay. She loves him very much. Would never do anything to put him in harms way knowingly We have had Jeremy full time since his 4th birthday. We adopted him legally in 2008 when he was 7 years old. . We have worked through all of these issues now and while something he doesn't fully grasp. He is fully aware of his behaviors and what he is doing to others. He is very intelligent just chooses to use it in detrimental ways.

    This can be so frustrating even more so now as he gets even older and closer to 18. I am praying for better days for you and Isaac. One day they will "get it" fingers crossed.

    Paula~ aka used to be STRESS80
    673 days ago
  • NBARNES
    Janet,
    I've been off SP or on very sporadically lately, but you're in my thoughts for sure and when I had the time to stop by today I wanted to look at your page and catch up. As usual, you're productive and facing challenges with a positive attitude - I admire that about you very much. The way you're working through Isaac's issues isn't easy but seems like a good strategy. Always felt it was best to face hard issues face-on because they're just not going to get any easier regardless! You're much in my thoughts as I continue on my life journey. Take care and don't forget to take care of yourself while you're taking care of everyone else! Nell
    677 days ago
  • DONNABRIGHT
    Another productive day for you!
    677 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    I hope that you are able to get through to Isaac. Enjoy your Friday!
    677 days ago
  • CARRIE1948
    Hope things remain calm
    677 days ago
  • JANET552
    I hope your husband is able to visit Curt and I hope your meetings go well today.
    677 days ago
  • GTNHEALTHY
    Sounds like a busy day! May Issac begin to see a different side of things!

    677 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    My deepest sympathies to your family with losing Curt the only blessing I see is you get to say goodbye and tell him how much you love him.
    I hope Isaac will stick with it .I really think with time the situation will get better.
    678 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Sounds like a busy but good day. Indeed having people that understand Isaac would be a huge help..if only there were more around.
    I hope that Tim is able to kick in tomorrow with needed time!

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    678 days ago
  • KOHLRABIGIRL
    A commitment is a commitment. This is a hard but possibly emoticon opportunity for learning for Isaac. I sure hope your husband is able to visit his friend.
    678 days ago
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Stick to your guns with Isaac, I see a positive learning experience in the making
    678 days ago
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