Kelly, sorry things didn't turn out, but isn't it nice to know at least that you can find people who seem really neat? Soon enough you'll find someone and it will be that click for both of you...
MsChats, you'll have to keep us updated on those emails in your inbox
Anyone look good? I'll always remember you're tendency to have the men rain down on you once you feel ready to start looking!
solarreyna, good luck! Just remember that the beginning is a start, and you still have lots to learn about him before giving your heart away...he should have to truly earn that!
JustVanessa, how awesome to have breakfast in bed! DP was planning on taking the kids out for a walk this morning and letting me sleep in, but a nightmare kinda nixed those plans. Tomorrow, though, I'm cashing in!
Things are going pretty well around here...DP and I have been talking about our marriage plans, and what it means to us. I'm actually going to start a poll about that seperately. DD1 has had some big issues lately, and I've been trying to figure out if they are related to all our life changes or school...she's expressed unhappiness in school since December, and been going through big mood/violence outbursts. It's been really scary, actually, to feel like she's going through something and not know what is wrong, she actually came up behind me on Sunday night and hit me. I've been talking with her teacher, who's somewhat of an authoritarian/non-compassionate style teacher, and does a huge reward system for behavior, and also spent an hour and half observing DD1's class yesterday from behind a screen, to see her true behavior (my sister went for a few hours in December, but the teacher felt she (DD1) was changing behavior for the audience). I think it comes down to she's trying sooooo hard to have perfect behavior in school all day (she literally is always doing what she's supposed to, sitting quietly when all the other kids are chatting, for instance, always raising her hand, always controlling herself) that she just wants to completely let go when she comes home. I think in part it's because she had a lot of behavior issues at the beginning of school, (like three bad reports from her teacher in the first week), and I really emphasized how unacceptable that was, and also that she's strongly influenced by the reward system and doesn't want to miss any rewards. Then when she comes home, and I have to correct her for the slightest thing (what set her off on Sunday was saying as I prepared dinner that it was too late to have a movie night tonight, but that was a good idea and we should plan one for later in the week. She said, "I want a movie night! We WILL have a movie night!" and I repeated my thoughts. She then ran up on me from behind, screamed and hit me
) So I'm considering changing her classroom, to hopefully a different teacher. I really wish I could homeschool, but I feel as if I'm drowning in school work already, it's only the second week, and I've got to have a full semester so that I can only be delayed one semester when baby comes in the fall. I'm thinking of homeschooling next year, though, trying to work it out somehow.
Sheesh...that turned into quite an off topic update! I kind of feel this is the chatty thread, though...and like that aspect of it. And it's on topic in that I still don't know what role, if any, having DP move in and expecting a baby might play in her behavior issues.
Thanks for anyone who has the patience to read my rant!