Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Running Away From Home

Some days it's all I can think about. Everything I do or don't do, say or don't say is wrong and causes some awfulness from Calliope. I'm not able to parent my kids while she's yelling at me and coaching them to be nasty and rude. I want to put on my running shoes and RUN.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lawyer loves it

A local applied behavior analysis company returned our call, and I have even more forms to fill out. Our lawyer likes the woman that will be doing the evaluation, so that's good. That's good, right?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Limited understanding

With the family and few friends that know of our families challenges, we get odd comments and suggestions.

"Isn't that just normal teen stuff?"
Sure… typical teens spend months in mental institutions and physically abuse family members. I must be overreacting.

"Calliope says the little kids get into her things and leave a mess in her bathroom. Those things really bother her."
I'm sure that those things do bother her. That's why she's still upset over some sneaky sister trying her lipstick half a year ago and blaming every mess in the bathroom on her brother when he rarely uses that bathroom because he's scared of big sissy.

If people knew the high price our whole family pays to keep her appeased and avoid her outbursts, they probably wouldn't be suggesting that we DO MORE. Can y'all just hush.