Friday, October 15, 2010


Hi everyone, Yay its the weekend! I hope that you are fortunate enough to have Saturdays and Sundays off. It gives me something to look forward to every week

Here is my FF this week. Last year we took the boy camping and he had a blast, met some boys around his age, fished, played, had a leach on his ankle, got to be in the Noise Parade. It was a good weekend.

On a side note, I've had to make some changes for a little bit at work. My son is struggling so much at school, and as I announced a couple of post back he is ADHD. We have decided to put him on medication and until that happens I've decided to go part-time at work. I HOPE this gives him what he needs to make it through the school day. He was only at school one day this week. November 1st I'll be back to my regular schedule hopefully. I can't really afford to not bring home a 40 hour check. Its a sacrifice I made to stand by my child and do what is finally right for him.

Have a good weekend, enjoy and create if you have time. I'm going to try!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Flashback Friday

Good Morning!

Here's this weeks flashback, I missed last Friday because I was on my way to Traverse City for a scrap weekender. It was an awesome weekend, that gave me 72 hours of peace; thoughts of scrapping were at hand.

The above layout is one of my fav's, it shows Lucas sledding and what a daredevil he really is. Laying on stomach face down heading down the hill at 2 1/2 not a care in the world. Dad and I were concerned this was his first time sledding, he loved every minute of it. I love to remember the giggling that was taking place. When my son has his fits of giggles, I am at my happiness.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Answers this evening

I am anxious to leave work today. Thankfully my boss said I could leave earlier then normal. We take our son back to the counselor today and will be re-opening his case to find new ways to handle his ADHD/ODD. She had recommended meds before and he did go see the doctor for an evaluation and Dad said no. I could have died, I've known for some time now that would be what our son needed to get through a day of school, or a visit w/ family. He is so stupid, and now he is practically begging for the little man to be on something. It's a shame but I want to scream at him and tell him "I told you so!"

Well the time has come and we can get the proper help for the little man. I do believe life will be better, and my son will be able to fit in. He is 5 and I often think about getting him into karate, soccor, church even, but terrified of his behavior. To often he is let down because we don't return, so now I am hoping that I can sign him up for stuff and he not be labeled as that problem child. He truly is sweet, but it gets overlooked all the time, by everyone.

Here is a pic of my little man, I just look at him and I know that he is something GREAT! But that's enough I want everyone to know that he is something GREAT!

It happens so much that he isn't included fun outings, because of his behavior. That isn't fair. Look at him playing in the water, guess what he was so good that day, anytime we take him there actually. I want him to be included, I want friends to last, I want adults to enjoy being around him. I'd like him to be invited someplace for once. Instead of us always having to do the inviting.

I believe alot of answers will be answered tonight. I also believe some things are going to take time to happen. I've waited this long and so has he, we will get through this.

Monday, October 04, 2010

I'm a mom w/ a son that has ADHD.....

......ok so I've said it. It's not a bad thing, right? Of course not. How silly for me to think such a thing. I have been foolish for a minute about it, but I'm not any longer. I am taking over and will create a better life for my son.

So this is way off from my regular postings that have to do with papercrafting. At times I sway to another subject. Life isn't only about scrapbooking!

So here's a little history of my life w/ my son. My son is 5 and will be 6 in November. He is an only child. We as parents love him very much and in very different ways. We are total opposites when it comes to beliefs, and that creates many, many problems. I know what is right for my son, his dad is quite ridiculous when comes to doing whats right. The problem is "what is right and what is wrong in this particular situation?" HE BELIEVES SO STRONGLY IN NO MEDS APPROACH. But has done not a damn thing in 6 months to help his only child cope with this. He as the dad now realizes that his son needs a chance at being a good student, a well behaved child, that others want to be around. Our son has been labeled by his teachers, the entire school, family and friends, nobody gives him a chance. 6 months ago we learned that he is ADHD.

He is now in the 1st grade and boy has he kept me runnin'. He has struggled since pre-school, it only gets worse. He needs help, I need help, his dad needs help. He needs it in the sense that he needs to be able to focus, have fun, understand and he needs help with his self control. I need help because I can't do this alone, I lean towards my mom, not the father of my child, I have the view that isn't a good one when it comes to dad. And well dad needs alot of help, he is so self absorbed and ignorant that I'm not sure what will come of this.

This doesn't need to be a hard life for our boy. I realized today while driving to go pick him up from school for misbehaving our smart, loving boy can't help the misbehaving he has no self control whatsoever. He has a condition that hasn't been handled properly. How can I continue to punish him, when he is so confused and unsure of what to do. He is 5, have we been to tough on him? Have we created a bad child because we were grounding him, taking toys away etc? Not sure really. Its important to distinguish between being bad and not having control to do whats expected. My same question comes up again, did we over do the discipline?

I'm going to be there for my son, listen to him better, and get him the help that he needs to maintain a good focused life. He is quite brilliant, cute as a button, fun and very loving, I don't want to confuse him any longer. I will research more then I have and read blogs to get maybe a better outlook at what other parents go through. How they handle they're experiences with ADHD. My son wants to be understood and loved like the rest of us!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Key West Part II/Weekender

We've arrived finally to our scrapbook weekender at Harolds Resort in Traverse City, Michigan. My sister Lisa (next to Jeep) and our friend Corrina, unpacking our stuff.

Here are the layouts that I was able to get done this weekend. Love all the time that is available to crop. No kids running around, just cropping, good music, cocktails.....and excellent food!

Gotta add the pics to page still.

Had to have a photo of these curtains to show my mom. We had these in our kitchen growing up.

Cabin #3 is the one that we stayed at this time.

View from our cabin, that is Spider Lake.

This is my favorite page that I did this weekend.

I made this sunset my hand, I have to say I was quite impressed w/

Workin' till the last minute.
I may have some more pics to post still, have to go through the photos later. I'm whipped and need to get stuff ready for the boy to get to school in the morn and I should have taken a day off work, to re-coop!