I Felt Like Clapping
March 21, 2017 7:37am CST
This morning my daughter started trying to get my grandson up at 5a. as is usual. He has to dress, at least put on his deodorant or bathe if he gets up early enough, take his Vyvanse, and eat or drink something and use the bathroom. He wouldn't budge and then started kicking her when she would ask him to get up. She was still trying at 6a. She'd come in my room and tell me she was getting so sick of this every morning. So, I would try to help her telling him pretty much the same thing. Then he says he was going to get up but then I hadn't started in so he wouldn't. The one thing we could use to get him up was his YouTube useage. Losing that for a wee finally worked and at 6:07a. he got up. I felt like clapping. He missed yesterday because of lack of sleep. I know it is hard for him since he takes four meds before bed to help him sleep. Sometimes they don't even help and he was up until 3a. Monday morning. No way he would go after so little sleep. It's 6:15a. now and he has one minute before the bus comes. He just went out the door at 6:18a. I hope the bus driver waited for him. Some mornings he waits a little longer. I guess he made it in time. It really stressed my daughter and I out and talk about a hard job. After he gets out there she is tense and does some house work for a couple hours. Then sometimes she sleeps and sometimes she doesn't. Note**For those of you that don't know my situation-- My grandson has ODD which is Oppositional Defiant Disorder. He is like a spoiled child. If something is said that he doesn't like or, if he doesn't get what he wants he throws a major temper tantrum. And, I do mean MAJOR. He has gotten better over the last My daughter is bi-polar and has a learning disability. Eight years ago, after a major manic phase that lasted four months, she asked me to come back and live with them and help her raise my grandson. I committed to do so. A PSR(a social worker basically) told me one time that she(my daughter) couldn't do it without me here. Another morning done. It's hard work and hopefully my daughter can get some rest now. She goes to bed at about midnight or sometimes later depending on how bad an evening it was with him and how quickly she can relax. I do what I can to help her but he insists on her and doesn't like me too much cause I make it happen.
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• Boise, Idaho
If you really think you'd get away with spanking this line backer you go right ahead. Believe me I have wanted to a few times. He acted like he is spoiled if he doesn't get his way. Immature! Live with a ODD person lately? Come on over. You'll get it real quick.
• Lakewood, Colorado
I think of you always Celtic and how hard it is there for you. You deserve a medal my friend as I always say. Glad Josh finally got up this time. And that YouTube can now be used. The meds that are supposed to help him actually are making him tired when he needs to be getting up now thats sad. And it is so very early too.