See, there are things to be grateful for, and a bright side to look at
I just had the house cleaned-- I got a Groupon for it. It was a really good deal, but I don't know what those women used in here-- it stinks! Major toxic, EW. I'm glad it's relatively warmish out, as I have all the windows open. I hope it stinks less by the time I get ds out of school in an hour and a half.
It's supposed to rain all this week, starting later tonight. We haven't had any in awhile, so that's a good thing. We have another appt. at ds's school on Wednesday morning, with his counselor, about his behavior again. They want to see if he's eligible for special ed-- only they're calling it now "exceptional children"-- freaking political correctness. I'm not fooled, buttholes. Grrr. But anyway it would afford him a one-on-one, WITH the school, and it's free, so I'm not complaining, really. I want help for him and I want him to, you know, be one of the crowd just a little bit, be able to behave the way other children do, the way he's supposed to. I don't want a trouble-boy. He's acting the way kids do when they're teens, really, and I am VERY worried. He's only 10! I want him to be able to take responsibility for his behavior and stop making excuses.
For instance, at church yesterday, he was throwing some sticks or something, and the teacher told him to put them down. So he rather violently threw them at a shed next door. When she said "that's someone's house!" he said "it's only a shed, what difference does it make", or something like that. That's what I mean by excuses. How about "Yes ma'am" or "I'm sorry, it won't happen again" or something? That's all I want. He's always blaming and deflecting.
Anyway-- Wednesday is the meeting, then I've been checking out this Bible study at the Catholic church I figure I ought to at least know the book, eh? I haven't really read it, and when I do skim, it makes no sense whatever.
Thursday is my AA meeting, and Friday thru Monday ds has no school. Friday the realtor is coming over to help me plant mums and pansies-- what a gal, huh? How cool is that?
And Thursday night my friend S's dd L (ds's best friend) is coming to spend the night, so she'll be here Friday too. And Saturday, ds has a baseball game from 12-2, then we have to hoof it away from the house all the rest of the day, because the realtor's holding an open house, AND it's the Homebuyer Education Tour of Homes and my house is on it. AND the realtor is making cookies and mulled cider, here at my house, for it all! She rocks, really she does.
AND, oh and, mamas, did I tell you? I got the PERFECT tix for going to see M!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going up on the 23rd of November, and I will be able to drop ds off at school myself. A friend whose ds is in my ds's class is picking them up at the noon dismissal, then Caregiver is picking him up at their house. Then on Tuesday when I get home, my other friend will be picking ds up from school and holding him till I get home, which should be about an hour. I'll watch her toddler at some point, in exchange. So yay!!! I'm so excited. I can hardly wait M is going to pick up a turkey breast for me to cook in his crock pot for Thanksgiving dinner. And then we'll probably eat off it the rest of the time