No, you’re not imagining things….I am on SHARE today!! And I’m updating my blog! Most of you know I’ve lost access to SHARE at work, which has pretty much cut out all of my time here. It has literally been so depressing and upsetting for me, along with alot of other things going on in the Schweitzer household…..
What is it with five year old boys? Or is it just mine? For the past two weeks, I have dreaded pickup time at preschool, and it’s not due to the horrid plastic bag when Ryley has had a potty accident. A couple of weeks ago, the afternoon teacher, Jamie, said she needed to talk to me. Ryley’s morning teacher’s had brought it to her attention that Ryley had become pretty aggressive, and was getting frequent timeouts. They, and we, hadn’t seen this behavior from him before. He was not being vicious about it, but, in play, would get overly aggressive and hit or scratch. He’d get on timeout, and as soon as he was off timeout, would go right back to the behavior. WHAT?!!!! Now my kid is “that mean Schweitzer kid” at school!!! It’s thankfully gotten better after conversations and punishments at home, and continued timeouts and conversations at school. We know that whenever Ryley is on the rescue inhalers, he has behavioral issues. He just gets pumped up and out of control, but the behavior continued a week after being off of the rescue inhalers. To top it off, I picked him up yesterday and was at his cubby gathering things when I saw Jamie coming with “that” kind of look on her face. Uh-oh……….My stomach tightened and my heart started beating faster. Jamie let me know that yesterday, during outside play, Ryley and another little boy were overheard repeatedly saying the F-word!!!!!!!!! Ryley is adamant it was entirely the other boy, but Ryley is also going through a self-preservation lying period, so who knows……..I’m not going to say that our house ALWAYS has pristine language, but we are very careful that that word is never overheard by our children. I was speechless. My son saying the f-word? So now I have “that mean Schweitzer kid that swears” at our Christian preschool!!!!
Ethan and I spent the late afternoon at the doctor’s office today. Because dealing with a hitting, scratching, swearing 5 year old hasn’t been enough, Ethan’s right fingers got smashed in our coffee table’s lid (our table has storage inside of it, with a hinged lid on top). His tiny fingers are so swollen you can’t even see the knuckle lines, and he has a wonderful bruise forming on his middle finger. GREAT! He has been using that hand, and has motility in those fingers, but to be on the safe side, I took him in to have it checked. The fingers are blessedly not broken. I’m almost afraid to ask what else might happen this month! Mom of The Year for December over here
As for everything else, my sister Debby continues her battle against cancer. We found out last week that the spot on her lung has increased in size. She went to the oncologist today. I don’t have any updates from that. She battles lung and liver cancer now. I haven’t gotten through a day without crying in the past week. I’ll see her Saturday at our family Christmas.
Hope you all are well. I have missed you all, and SHARE, dreadfully. Honestly, if anyone wants my IT guy’s email address, I’ll happily send it to you. He’s taken to ignoring my latest pleas to get SHARE back at work. They haven’t blocked it, but our server is having issues with some sites, some links, and this is one of them. Not a priority for him to fix, but it’s coming at the worst time!!!