Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The -C

Oh my Mini.  What to do with him?  I finally opened his report card. I don't even know when I actually got it.  I'm never in a rush to open it.  I know he knows how to read.  He knows his math.  I see him do it every night so... there isn't much to see other than this bitch's complaints about his behavior

All A's and B's and

a -C.

In Behavior/Listening

He can't help it!  If he could he wouldn't have a -C.  Because he doesn't like doing bad.  He likes being good.  But he just can't control himself.  There's not enough reward and positive enforcement in the world.  And you know what, his behavior is obviously not affecting his learning.

But I made a Doctor's appointment to discuss it.  Sigh.... Oh Mini... He's just so full of Life and Energy!

Who am I to medicate his joie de vivre?


  1. NOOOooooooo!!!! Don't medicate!! My sister has her older boy medicated to control his ADHD. He bounces off the walls and so she keeps him routinely medicated. I HATE that. It's night and day when he takes his meds. He's normally such a happy bouncy boy, but when she makes him take his 'vitamins' he gets all lethargic and slow. I don't say anything to her, though, because that's her son and she has to deal with him 24/7, not me. She tells me I don't understand because I don't have to live with it every single day and she just doesn't have the energy to keep up, so I try not to judge. I just feel sad when I see the difference.

  2. That's what I'm afraid of. I don't want him to be lethargic. I just want him to focus. I want him to stop moving so much. We can't even watch a movie. Like I always imagine having movie night with him and curling up in a blanket and watching a movie. Uh... nope... he's on the couch on the floor spinning doing a headstand. Every thing takes so much effort to. I can't relax. and that sounds selfish but imagine if the only down time you had was when you were driving home from work (hardly down time) or sleeping. He doesn't stop moving or talking from the time he wakes to the time he sleeps.

    What if I just give him just a little to take the edge off. I totally understand your sister. This may sound terrible but... when he has a fever he's so tolerable. I try and enjoy the time before his fever breaks. (hangs head in shame)