Tag Archives: ADHD

Horton Hears a New

I can feel anxiety creeping up on me.  It’s fairly diffuse but I can feel it getting stronger.  It’s all kid-related and due to the imminent changes. Today will be the last day I pick Felix up from his play … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Scatterday

I’m in an odd place today.  Maybe it’s the delay of breakfast and caffeine earlier.  I had to do one of those health screening things this morning where you go in fasting.  This old gal is in pretty good shape. … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Shame Old Song

Dear Future Stella, We’ve had a rough week.  This was art camp week.  It was supposed to be easy.  You love art.  You were familiar with the facility.  You knew a handful of the kids in the group already.  You … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Eat, Pink, and Be Merry

Summer continues.  Stella started a new week at camp Monday.  She did great the first 2 weeks of zoo camp.  This week she started something completely new and different.  I was pretty nervous her first day; we had never been … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Pricks of the Trade

It’s the official start of the summer doldrums around here, whereby if you can’t get out and about before 8:00 AM or you aren’t participating in some water-based activity you’re pretty much screwed.  I had a really fun Thursday and … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

From Fear to Eternity

The past couple of nights have been wild at my house, y’all.  Last night, Will was working late.  The children were “playing.”  I say it that way because “play” consisted of Stella smearing herself with makeup again, reenacting Wrestlemania with … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

The Seven-Year Bitch

Remember how in my last post I was on cloud nine because my kid had kicked an AR quiz’s ass?  Yeah, today wasn’t like that.  Today was a day where this whole ADHD reared its ugly head. I know, I … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Brag Me With a Spoon

It was a good weekend.  Saturday we crammed in both Earth Day at the zoo as well as an employee and family only visit to our park system’s water park.  I appreciate that immensely, as normally the water park is … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Chuck In the Middle With You

Last week, something kind of awful happened.  Stella came home bearing 2 birthday party invitations – both to Chuck E. Cheese, both the same weekend.  One Saturday, one Sunday.  Yikes.  That’s a lot of Chuck.  That’s a lot of tempting … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Sweep It Under the Drug

Have you ever done something so absent-minded that you wondered if someone hadn’t slipped you some kind of mind-altering substance? (That’s foreshadowing, yo.) I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ve been taking Wellbutrin for about a year after I decided I needed … Continue reading

Posted in life, Parenting | Tagged , , | 6 Comments