Just another day at the O.K. Corral

Another crappy rainy day here, we’re expecting a lot of water and then possibly turning to 10 cm of snow on top! We just finished pumping out the ‘lake’ that was my ‘back 40’ and now it starts again! *chuckle* No rest for the wicked I suppose! *wink*

Just got back from yet another meeting for the kids. The oldest this time. He tried going back to school but after all the trauma and craziness of last semester plus his existing anxiety issues he just simply wasn’t able to. We had visited the doctor again, got his meds changed around and I’ve been waiting a couple of weeks to see if it helped, it didn’t.

He’s not interested in being there and his personality being as it is has no need for this type of schooling anyway. The fact that he’s gifted only adds to the pile and now the abuse dealt to him from a few students and the faculty has just simply blown ‘school’ out of the water for him. So we try online once more …

He’ll be turning 18 in the spring and as such no longer a minor. I’m not sure if that’s going to play in our favour or against when it comes to figuring out this graduating business but I guess we’ll find out soon!

I am off today from 8:30 to 3 and I could have easily made the appointment with A myself, but I didn’t feel like having to so I asked the Bear to take off the morning and come too. He did and I appreciate it, for some reason just not having to be the ONLY one dealing and listening seems to make things easier to handle over all. It’s not that anything changes in the real sense, but the feeling of not being alone in this is a relief.

Most days I go at it alone, this day I didn’t want to. We are allowed to have needs too, even if the priority is the mental health of our children. If you are in the same boat, make time and space for your needs as well! *wink*

But anyway …. A’s information and course should be up and ready by morning and I’m hoping once he starts and sees that the roof DID NOT in fact fall on his head, he will be able to relax a bit and maybe lay off the drugs. It’s only once in a while and I know it’s becoming legal here but I still don’t like the idea and I really don’t like the idea of using it as a fix for his anxiety and depression! There are better ways ….

I’m looking forward to moving towards a feasible way of getting him graduated but I’m not entirely sure that removing him from society is the best for him. With that in mind I’m going to have to advocate for some other ways of getting him into the world that don’t make things worse instead of better!

The fellow in charge of this online studies thing seems very invested and kind-hearted over all, it’s just an instinct. At least we are starting off on a ‘good’ note! I’m setting my sights on more.

Cheers!

~n

 

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