Well, YES I am enjoying my Woman Cave.......YAY!
My Dad is doing okay, this past weekend I had to "do The deed" of cleaning him up after he pooped. Poor thing WAITED..... sitting there for Mom (who was at Church) and I finally was like "Dad, I am a grown ass woman, let me do this and lets not worry about it"......he RELUCTANTLY agreed' we were BOTH nervous, but made it through.
Mom said he didn't say anything about it to her and that that was a GOOD sign, Bless his heart.
I was SO enjoying Nick being in summer school. He had to go to pass English in order to proceed to 9th grade, high school. I knew he was a bit nervous about it and we had talked about it and I had enrolled him in a class that dealt with making the "anxious" kids relax and not be scared or insecure about going. So all was going well, GREAT grades, until today it all came crumbling down.
I honestly do not know WHY this child fights me so much. We have been through SO much, since he was gee like 6,,,,with counseling and meds and so forth. He is SO damn intelligent it really kills me to see him sabotage himself, yet he has no idea what he is in for. Or does he?
The smoke JUST cleared from his Vandalism charge at school for putting Superglue in the door lock, going to court etc, etc. paying fines and all that mess. Summer school was going GREAT, no worries. So today I am at work in the middle of cleaning a house and I get a call from the Principle telling me that Nick had taken a pocket knife with a blade 3" or longer to school. It is Doug's and they do NOT lay around so he hunted it out. And he sliced up a seat on the bus (which he KNOWS is a big deal since I was once a busdriver),,,,,,so now he is expelled for the rest of the remaining 10 days of summer school, which means he will in turn fail 8th grade.
Now He is once again charged with vandalism AND bring a WEAPON to school.......HOW WONDERFUL. So he obviously learned absolutely NOTHING the 1st time around, even though we showed up for what I thought was a 1 pm court date, yet it was at 10 am, I was told they would just reissue another summons, No heads up that I WOULD BE ARRESTED, HANDCUFFED, PROCESSED, PICTURE WITH THE NUMBER THE WHOLE NINE YARDS for an honest mistake, I worked my work schedule around 1 pm for weeks..... Judge dismissed my charge since I had no record.
He has no idea what he is in for and I am just going to stand back and let him have it. He thinks the J.D. Home is obviously a joke, I have spoken to him about that as well, in detail. Doesn't seem to matter to him. Oh well he says, I don't know why I did it (whatever it may be) he says....
The Officer really reamed him (which I loved since he is the FIRST ONE of SO MANY people we have had to deal with thru the years, always a slap on the wrist) didn't bother Nick a bit.
Being his Mom of course I dont wish for him to go to the J.D. home, even for a day, but with a weapons charge he may have to go and maybe it is what he needs, I know MY talks and his counselor(s) have not seem to make any impact.....I am against the wall now.
I have cried several times today and I am sure I will continue because I love him so much, he is so smart, but he KNOWS exactly what he is doing. I don't get it.
So bye bye phone, all game systems, tv....everything.......He does NOT CARE.
So we will see what happens now, I have a meeting with the Middle School Principle Monday at 8 am......NOT looking forward to that.
Prayers, peeps...I need some, this child has GOT TO SEE THE LIGHT~~~~!!!!
Thank you all for letting me vent.........
Love to you all,