I am a mom who is always on the brink of losing her mind. I am a psycho mom.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Akila will perform in two dance productions tomorrow. Tonight, she has dress rehearsal. She loves to dance. I work part-time at the studio, and will be working all night tonight, and all day and night tomorrow. I am praying that it goes well. She has been behaving really well at dance this year, unlike past years. Strange, when the home front has been so rough, but things never make sense with children prenatally effected by alcohol.
I am hoping to make it through the next two days (she loves to seek me out and act horribly during these events), and I am thankful that Michael and the other 3 kids will have a break from the madness.
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.