Monday, May 30, 2011

Big jump

Tomorrow Bailey has a field trip to a local Safari and I've invited my 12 year old niece.  She's K2 if you want to call her something and a spunky, no nonsense kinda gal....kinda like me ha.  Since she lives 3 hours away we rarely get to see her; so I'm really excited that I get to spend a day with her.  It's something I've never done before.  And it's also something I'm a little weary of.

She's had behavior issues now since she was 5 or so, and has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD and practically everything else.  She's even been put in a mental ward for a few weeks (although that's a totally different post/rant) because she was throwing outrageous fits and was uncontrolable.  My parents watch her from time to time and have very few problems with her.  It's either one of those things where she's better in certain environments/around certain people or a total misunderstanding.  Either way, she does have problems understanding simple tasks and following through with rules.  I've actually witnessed this, so tomorrow may be interesting on that part all by itself.

It has now hit me, I get anxious driving anywhere with the kids, and tomorrow I'm not only driving with my baby girl in the backseat but I'll have K2 with me too...shitty shit shit.  That on top of hoping she'll listen to me and I won't have a screaming, throw down tantrum on my hands, has got me wondering what the crap have I got myself into.  But I know it's good for me. I don't challenge myself near as often or enough as I should. 

And this is one hell of a challenge.


middle child said...

Hmmm. I really have no experience in this butI would suggest just listening your niece and if an isse erupts, try to gage what my have caused it or watch her behavior. I would even thing you could ask her what you can do to help or what she wants to do. Let us knowhow it goes. Also, try to be relaxed as "vibes" are sensed more than you know.

jodene said...

Aaah, look how far you have come my friend. From a total panic to the simplest Shitty shit shit ... woo hoo you!!!

I get the feeling things are going to be ok and I can't wait to read all about it!