Monday, July 25, 2011

Hugs & Kisses, I Love U's, Communication, Cooperation and Compromise

Jakes is home from his dad's.  I think I did miss him a little bit.  Just a little.  He said he missed me too.  Lots of hugs and kisses from him.

He also grew again.  When did I get a kid who is tall enough that I have to look UP to him to talk to?  sigh.

He was un-medicated when he got home but his behavior wasn't too bad.  He was well behaved for the most part but a couple of things he did or said made me want to ask if he has taken his meds.  But I didn't.  When he was unpacking his bags, he said he hadn't taken it.

But, he did the chores I asked of him, as well as other stuff.  When he didn't like it, we were able to talk about it and compromise.  No meltdowns or screaming matches!!  He got his stuff done and was able to ride his bike around the neighborhood to catch up with his friends.

This morning was more of the same, hugs & kisses, I Love U's, communication, cooperation, and compromise.  He was ready for camp in record time and I allowed him to watch TV for a little bit.  And got no arguments when it was time to leave!

I like my kid today!  I hope I continue to like my kid!

We do have a busy week ahead of us.  There are 2 Drs appointments for tomorrow and surgery to place ear tubes in both ears on Wednesday.  Of course that means 2 days off work for me.

It definitely does Jakes and I good to have extended time away from each other.  His next week long visit with his dad is in the middle of August.  In the meantime, we'll get back into the swing of things at home.

Peace and happiness is what I want and what I have.  I'll take it for as long as it is around!  And I'll fight to bring it back should it ever leave again.


  1. glad you got your break and enjoyed it...time to settle back in for a bit...and i think you will like him for some time to come..smiles.

  2. oh i love posts like this....i wish many many more for you!!

  3. Yay, glad he's doing so well :)

    Sometimes my son does well without his medication. Other times...holy crap.

  4. You will have ups and downs but in the end you will always love each other.

  5. AGAIN with the growing while at his dad's? OMG! Glad the reunion has been very sweet!


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