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Friday, August 21, 2009

Bad Mother. Good Mother?

IMG_2469Caleb wouldn't get on the bus this morning.  He was running away from me.  When I did get a hold of him I was hit, scratched, and kicked.  He flopped out in the driveway and screamed like a banshee.  Five minutes.  The bus driver helper finally got off the bus to tell me that even if we got him on the bus, he probably wouldn't be able to ride if he won't keep his seatbelt on.  Did I mention that Carl left to go to work early this morning?

IMG_2478 He didn't want to go to school today.  He can't tell me why.  It breaks my heart.  But not enough to let him stay home. 

I drove him to school (once I bribed him with some cookies to get into the car).  He got out kicking and screaming.  He laid down on the sidewalk and yelled and kicked some more.  It was quite the spectacle.

A teacher came up to me and asked me if I needed help. 


She helped me get him in the line.  A line helper kept him occupied.  I turned to leave and heard him yell for me.  I couldn't look back. 

I got into the car and drove up and down the street to keep an eye on him.  They finally let him in the school early and I hope that calmed him down. 

IMG_2479 I've got my phone in my pocket, ready for a call.  Just in case.


  1. Good mother, for sure. You are my hero.

  2. GREAT mother! He'll be fine. Pucca's struggling with going back too. Its not that she doesn't like school- but I think she became super comfortable with being home all summer. Routine is hard to get back into!

    hope it goes well today!

  3. Definitely good mother. Making him stick to the routine and rules would only get harder if you let him off the hook even once. Good for you for sticking to your guns even when it's hard.

  4. Good mother, as always. :)

  5. he's not the only one whose had melt down so keep up the good work.

  6. Hi Christy!

    Wow, sounds really rough. You did the right thing. It is so so hard when they don't want to go. It's heart breaking to have to be tough on those you love. Your kids are so cute! It's good to see pictures of them (and you!)

  7. Hang in there, Christy! If it makes you feel any better, I've had to have the principal and the counselor (together) come get my Caleb out of the car ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION! I feel your pain and am wishing you only good things today. :)

  8. Good mother, for sure. Although it did make me a little sad to read!

  9. Christy! You are an amazing Mom! and and amazing Woman! I think you did the right thing and I am amazed at your ability to handle all the things on your table. Thanks for your great example.

  10. Awesome momma. Glad you stuck with it, I'm glad someone offered to help and you took the help too. I'm sure it's just a tough week of new adjustments for him and you. . .

    Now drink another Wild Cherry pepsi already. (But quit played Bejeweled. . .I can't beat you!!)

  11. Good mom for sure. Hang in there!

  12. Not good mother - great mother! I probably would have given up and let him stay home.

  13. Janet5:15 PM

    All of the above. I wish it could be easier for you. Hang in there. We're praying for your family always.