Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgivings for Good Behavior

I'm pretty sure the bug is gone so everyone can stop being all grossed out now. That includes me! LOL

My 4 yo had his Thanksgiving Program today. This is, of course, my 4 yo with interesting behavioral issues. I was dreading this as I had NO IDEA how he would react to #1 riding a bus for the first time and #2 being on a stage in front of a large audience. Oh yeah, not to mention #3 wearing a paper hat/ Indian headband and #4 singing (he does NOT sing).

I was honestly very pleasantly surprised. He stood on the stage and did not run away. He wore his headband and did not tear it up. And he listened to the teachers while getting there and back on the bus. He did not sing but that's okay! I think he did a wonderful job anyway. He is growing up fast and is actually making great progress at school with his behavior. We have started making absolutely sure that we follow HIS routines int he morning to get him ready for school and to school. That way he starts off the day feeling comfortable. And I have been picking him up each day before nap time so that he is not tortured with having to lay still for no reason. He starts his therapy sessions this week and we are still waiting to hear back from the psychologist for his appointment there for evaluation. Right now, we are going day by day. Once I have met with the psychologist we will know whether we are on the right trtack or need to go another direction.

Isn't it hard being a parent sometimes? Making decisions that could affect the rest of your child's life is scary.

So, while I am dealing with all of the wonderful and time consuming parenting business, cleaning my house in preparation for the holidays, doing meal planning and holiday meal planning, trying to juggle all of my other mom and wife duties, I am also trying to plan Christmas presents. And Cards.

I love sending Christmas cards every year. I really do! I try to have my addresses ready and get the cards ready to go as soon after Thanksgiving as possible. If any of you lovely people would like a Christmas card from em this year, I would love to send one! You can email me your mailing info to and I will add you to my list!!

I could use ideas for unique and inexpensive gifts for The Girl as well. We have some ideas and plans going right now but other ideas are always welcome! SO, gift ideas for teen girls who enjoy writing, reading, blogging and being a dork would be great!! LOL

I don't have a whole lot going on right now to write about, so that's it for today. I have to go hang out some laundry to dry and put my 2 yo back in bed. He thinks naps are for wimps....


Brianne said...

So glad the show went off pretty well. My daughter did a Thanksgiving show when she was three and it was unforgettable. Just to see all these tiny people trying to sing! Ha! loved it!

I still need to get the photos for my cards! I hope people get mine before the new year! Ha!

Theody said...

I'm glad the show went well.

Anonymous said...

I am glad the show went well too.

I just want to thank you for reminding me about CARDS!!! I always forget the cards. I have gone from the person that writes on each and every card to the person that gets their names printed on the card. How pathetic am I?

In my defense, I do have 3 Birthdays to plan for in the month of December as well... so I am not that awful.

Glad the bug is gone. My ear sympathetically itched for you yesterday :-)

Jacquie @ Joy Made Full said...

I can't wait to attend shows like that for my kids! Sounds fun!

Following from MBC. said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments were very funny!

Tamara said...

ooooo I miss the shows they would have when my kids were younger...enjoy them it goes so dang fast!! I'm so glad the Thanksgiving show went well. :)

And good luck with your oldest learning to drive. I was not calm in anyway shape or form when my first one was learning...i was a wreck! The first time he left in a car with one of his friends...i sat in the chair and cried looking out the window until he came home.

The son that just got his license is my youngest and by that time I've been thru it all with the others. He's a really good driver and I do trust him.

Let me know if you need some support with your daughter!!

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MrsBlogAlot said...

Sounds like you have a lot going on!
My son would have given me "the eye" and run for the hills.
You are lucky (-:

Amanda said...

LOVE your blog :)

I love sending xmas cards much fun.

Gift ideas for teen: Twilight books, music cd she likes, or DVD...I think a great movie is Ya Ya Sisterhood - really shows ya how to be yourself no matter what people think of you. How To Lose a guy in 10 days - one of my all time favs...great movie to show you to be yourself and the right guy will find you :)

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