Holly, you are taking steps to correct the situation. That's the best you can do right now. If, after he has seen the professional a few times, you do a "read" and it's not helping, try some anger management courses. Maybe for both your husband and your son. If both of them learn how to better diffuse the situation, maybe even together, your son might feel that it's not "all on him" to change, but that you, as parents are in it with him. It's just a suggestion, but I know that my ex took anger management courses long after we split, and it helped him focus so well that he grew both personally and professionally in ways that he never would have.
Morning Judy, ladies (gentlemen) Judy, nice salad. A little early for me for a salad, but it's a beaut!
Holly , sorry to hear about your kid problems. When my boys acted up, physically(but never ever against me), I announced to their coaches that they were "opting out" of after school activities and were doing house work instead, for a week or so. After doing the dishes, cleaning house and clipping bushes, dragging branches and mowing the lawn right up till they went to bed, they learned that I didn't mess around. I figured that extracurricular activities were what they "wanted" to do, so they didn't get to do it until time served. I say, never against me because it never happened. I was lucky, especially being a single mom with 3 sons over 6' 2" tall. If it ever got close, like eye to eye, I told them they better make it good, because we'd be in the same hospital room and they had to sleep sometime. LOL . But they got the point. For the most part they took it out on each other, in wrestling, or on the football field, and I never really had a problem. When I had my accident, Tyler was a Junior and the twins were freshmen. Honestly, they were so good to me. They rallied around and took care of me when I got out of PT rehab. I hope that your son evens out and gets it under control. 11 is a tough age, right on the cusp of being a true teenager and still just a kid.
Aus, it's ok, with Judy, me and Kathy eating the Peeps, I'm sure we more than make up for the ones you won't eat. Donuts , huh? ummmm hmmmmm. and ... how do you FEEL about that?
We are up and at em fairly early, for us anyhow, as Michael finally got to go back to work. He'll probably be pushing a broom and/or mentally troubleshooting situations in the shop. He's got years more experience in hydraulics and troubleshooting than the other guys, so it's possible that they will just have him verbally helping the others on the jobs they are doing.
Breakfast coffee x 2 tall ones w/ stevia mint chocolate probiotic protein shake
Lunch eggs n greens w/ a sprinkle of parm. cheese
Dinner Mexican taco pie(made w/ gr. turkey) w/ ff sour cream and salsa Sliced fresh tomatoes on the side
Today, I'll be doing another load of laundry, dishes and a little shopping. It's raining again. It's amazing. I saw that pic of the Rio Grande in NM. It looked to be about 8' across and the man netting minnows in the pic, was stepping into it , as it is down to a tiny stream. So sad. When you think about how it was once "The Mighty Rio Grande" and all the cowboy movies showing it at its roaring capacity. Anyhow, back to what I was saying, It's raining, Our rivers are overflowing the banks..... tragic how we get so much rain and further West is in such sad shape.
Kathy, I could live on Peeps too, but the question isn't if we could, it's if we "should". LOL Considering that I don't live in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory's candy room and (although I resemble one) am Not an Oompa Loompa...... I should probably at least throw in a few proteins in the sugar carb frenzy that is Peeps. While munching them yesterday though, I did wonder about the new chocolate covered Peeps I saw lurking in the aisles before Easter. Can you imagine what a brain spike you'd get from those? It'd be almost hallucinogenic! Magic mushrooms, anyone??
Kathy, nope. We did it on the sly so we didn't have to have him come traipsing in with all his "stuff" and take a coon's age to get it done. He's a really good landlord. But it's one of the biggest things I hate about renting. I don't like someone coming into my home and creating distress with the animals and leaving dirty boot prints and , well just Being in and out all day long, for however many days it would've taken. Best to just do it like we wanted it, and get it done. He's a good guy, but he's a landlord. He has something like 80 properties he rents out. He'd have done it with cheaper stuff and I just wanted a nicer bath enclosure. My choice, Michaels choice.... our money. Now, if I could only get up enough nerve to paint rooms a different color than this God awful white. I really hate white walls.... don't even like eggshell. I like deep, fall colors. Always have.
Aus, your memory may be a bit shorter, but you and all of these "older" ladies on here are way more active , by half, than a lot of the "youngsters" out there. You always have so much on your plate, what with traveling with your husband and visiting parishoners.... I wouldn't sweat not remembering some things. now... where did I put my keys??? LOL
It's surprising how many pipes are "fixed" like that. Plumbers thread tape only works if the threads are connected to the pipe. If they are rusted off, you can't shove a smaller pipe into the hole and hope for the best. Like mine(and probably yours) were.
Kathy, no. No dentist yet. Most are so fully booked in this area that some are even trying to set me up for the middle of NEXT month. I won't wait that long, but it'll probably be the end of this month before I can get in. I'm dealing with it. Good deal on the .2 lbs down. Mine went in that dreaded "other" direction. I can't figure it out, either. Yesterday I had a bowl of soup and about half a bowl of chili, but the chili kept getting stuck in my filling holes and I finally gave up on it.
I also had 4 Peeps. Funny thing about Peeps. Cody was extolling how they are almost the perfect food for me to eat right now. They are neither too hot nor too cold. They are soft and easy to chew. And best of all, they never Ever stick to your teeth. I got not one bit of them in my filling holes. So, all I gotta do is live on Peeps for the next couple of weeks till I can see a dentist.