I am a mom who is always on the brink of losing her mind. I am a psycho mom.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Akila just came running down the stairs excited because Hom Furniture is running a commercial, all their furniture costs just .77 cents. Run to the stores people. Call all your friends!!! My foot is out the door.
I was explaining to her that it was probably not the case, and she was adamantly disagreeing. So I pulled it up on the internet. It is 77 cents to the dollar. Put your car keys down. I was trying to explain that just means roughly 25% off. She dazed at me.
She went back up to watch more Deal or No Deal, and just came back running down again yelling something about a warranty and you don't have to pay anything. I explained that means you don't have to pay anything when you pick it up, but you will be billed later for it. She is getting really mad at me for bursting her bubble. She was hoping for a new dining room table so we don't have to sit on folding chairs anymore. Would have been nice.
I hate commercials. We do not have cable and rarely watch anything but PBS. I have had a lot of fun trying to explain to her that your hair doesn't really look like that if you use that shampoo, or you don't really lose weight by taking those pills, etc.
On another note, we have been having a good week since stopping that new medication, thank goodness!!!!! We have still had rages and issues, but nothing like the three weeks on the med. I am very thankful, the Lord has answered our prayers. I was not sure if we could handle another week like that. He does know our limits and for that I am thankful.
My name is Barb and I am a teenager at heart who is married to Michael, an Accountant. We have 4 adopted children, Akila-12, Imani-11, Hezekiah-10 and Zeke-9. I am a youth worker by profession but currently staying home attempting to manage our household. My hope for this blog is that it will help me to avoid cleaning my house (I actually don't need help with avoiding housework) and give me some serenity (I do need help with this). My oldest child, Akila, has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and that is what I will focus on in this blog.
Here are a few books that I found helpful on FASD. I also put the link for the lockbox that we have liked the most for locking stuff up. We have one with meds in it, one with knives and scissors. I like that it is electronic and I don't have to use a key. Each of my kids has their own as well.