Tagged with meltdowns

Longest Winter Ever

Every year I think this will be the winter of Theo’s contentment. So far, it hasn’t worked. Yet. The “dis” in the discontent makes itself known in mid-December and grabs any shred of optimism left in my bones and shakes it to the ground. Again this year The Boss has had one heck of a … Continue reading

“Is There Anything You Don’t Do?”

He was joking. He was. But I wasn’t in the mood.   I haven’t been in the mood for a while. You see, my poor Theo, who had suffered from a ridiculous five-week stomach ailment, then a week-long bout of tonsillitis, had been an enormous handful since Thanksgiving. Yes, that is correct. He’s been sick … Continue reading

It’s Hard to be a Sibling

Sometimes it’s hard to be a kid. Sometimes it’s very hard to be a sibling. Being a sibling to someone with special needs? Very difficult. Sometimes the ones you least expect to feel bad do. Sometimes your child surprises you. Last week, while the girls were taking there Kids on Camera class at the Oneida … Continue reading

Then, there was this video

Theo’s been having a rough few days. He managed to shake the strep he got…but its in between weather seasons here in CNY and although today and yesterday were perfect spring days…some times it looks lovely out, but it’s not. Or it’s windy. Or it’s rainy. Or the wind is going one way only. Or, … Continue reading

Weekend Thoughts

So here’s what I learned since I last wrote… A phone call to Aunt Janet after Olena’s last meltdown has made a difference already. Some strategies have been put in place and while we are not meltdown free, we seem to be handling these situations a little better. First, these kids are tired. While they … Continue reading