Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Short--Long Summer Break

Between all the Rain and the fact that Makala only gets a one week summer break it sure has been hard to believe it is July! Last week was the big summer vacation and we did some exciting things. We road Thomas the Train as it was visiting in Hood River! And then spent the WHOLE day at Oaks Park riding rides and skating on the 4th of July. The rest of the week off was rather sad because Makala decided that she was going to have a Power Struggle with mom and pull one stunt after another with dad!

Yippy! Now mom had to kick it up a notch and said "Nothing will happen until your room is picked up!" and for 2 1/2 days mom had to give the cold shoulder--when Makala had something to say mom asked, "is your room done?" when Makala said almost Mom had to say I am not talking to you until it is finished....Makala had to eat meals in her room and well I hate this fact......but, eventually it got done! AND what a NICE job she did! Why? Why? Why? The whole week basically down the drain all over a power struggle....I just don't get it. The past few weeks I have noticed the LACK of medications! The 'drop to the floor tantrums' are back! Yesterday there were 3 of them....the whole afternoon was one fit after another! And there is NO reasoning with her when this happens.....It is as if she cannot hear anything and no matter what I do nothing happens until she is finished with this fit!

Yesterday after she was finished with her first tantrum I just told her that even Jeremiah had learned that a tantrum was not going to give him what he wanted! And that because she wanted to act like a 2-year old that she could not ride her bike because babies don't ride bikes.....Another tantrum (as if that would change things?) and I stuck to my words.....five hours later she finally apologized! URGH!When will this all end? At this point it feels like I have two three-year old's and in sooooooo many ways Jeremiah is acting older then Makala who is four years older!Anyway---I need to get ready it is my morning at Day Treatment and I have a lot to talk about.

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