I don’t know that I’ve ever blogged about my life and how crazy it (is) can be, so I thought I would give you guys a little sampling of what I have to deal with on a daily basis. First off Jose has ADD, and if any of you have a spouse with ADD you know how that can be. Then there is my oldest child Selina who has been a challenge since she started the fifth grade. She has been in and out of trouble on several occasions, and I can’t even count how many times she was in trouble at school. She’s been given detentions, suspended, and almost expelled twice. We’ve been to court with her and she has been arrested once. I don’t know what happened to her…she was always on the A/B honor roll all through the forth grade and then things just changed. Now she wants to be some ghetto rapper’s woman…yuck! She has done quite a bit of damage to Jose and I’s relationship and I hate to say it, but I was glad when she left our house last summer.
Then we come to Katira who really is a wonderful child, but she has ADD too and is a little bit of a handful at times. She has a short fuse and doesn’t get along well with child #3 (Jose II) who has ADHD. When those two go at it I just want to scream. I’d rather sit and listen to someone rake their fingernails acrossed a chalk board all day than listen to those two argue and fight. Jose II is also very anal and he thinks he’s always right, which is quite frustrating, especially for Katira.
Then there is child #4 Jeremy, he was born with PKU (His body can’t break down protein) and has to be on a special diet & protein drink (contains all the elements of protein minus the phe which his body doesn’t break down) for the rest of his life. He has to have the drink 3 times a day, without the protein drink his body would fail to thrive. We also have to take blood samples once a month and send to the children’s hospital to test his blood phe levels. Then there is making his special foods sometimes I have to make two meals, one for Jeremy and one for the rest of us. I will always have to make his bread, because it requires a special flour. All the store bought breads are off limits. We have to special order his flour and pasta which adds up, but what ya gonna do.
My life can be very hectic sometimes, especially when all the kids are out of school. Which is part of the reason blogging has been so light the last couple of weeks. Anyway school resumes on Monday and I for one will be celebrating
UPDATE: I forgot to add another very important reason for my life being so crazy…DRAGON! 🙂