As you can see, today the kids have a surprise. Their favorite babysitter is coming over tonight so Dave and I can go on a date...a much needed respite from the week. Oh, and tomorrow is our 9 year wedding anniversary so it works out great!
Amelia has been having a really tough time in school this week. And it's only Wednesday. Monday she stomped her foot at her teacher after the teacher reminded her that scissors aren't for cutting tissue. And she refused to participate in music class and was quite disruptive. Tuesday morning a lunch mom informed me that Amelia has been running around during lunch, not eating, touching everyone and everything. And then Tuesday after school, I was informed she went through the lunch line and got a piece of pizza. Um, what? I pack her lunch everyday!! She also smashed robin's eggs on the playground after the recess moms told all the kids to stay away from the next.
My solution Monday: Homework, eat dinner, go to bed. No chocolate, No TV, No dessert after dinner
Tuesday: Homework, eat dinner, play in room until bed. No chocolate, No TV, No dessert after dinner
She's also writing apologies to the lunch moms, recess moms, classroom teacher, and music teacher. AND she's going to pay for the pizza out of her own money.
I've also emailed the principal to tell him to give her firm discipline...that's what she needs.
Ugh. I. am. so. exhausted! I'm back to the ADHD thing. Her teacher gave me a great book on ADD/ADHD diet, so I'm going to look in to that. High protien, low sugar. That means no more fruit (or at least not as much) and more veggies in her lunch! We already stay away from food coloring and have always had wheat bread. So I'm hoping a diet change will help her. I'm thinking strawberries are the culprit. That's really the only think I can think of that's new!
The school won't test her until she's been in the ELL program for 2 years, but I'm going to do some kind of counseling over the summer for her. It's just too textbook for me to let it go. And there's no way I can let my kid go to school next year and struggle again. I'm not sure meds are the way to go with her...after all, she did get 2 weeks straight of greens :)