I can't believe it has been a month and a half since my last post. So much has been going that if I had to devise a superpower for myself it would be the ability to add more hours to my day, or an extra day in the week!
Dash left his private school last month, and is now attending a cyber charter school, complete with its own challenges--namely, requiring complete organization (NOT Dash's strong suit). But, he is adjusting to the schedule and academically he is excelling.
I realize now that the behavioral problems we'd been having with Dash were related to the stress, anxiety, and bullying he was experiencing at school. He would come home angry and upset and take those emotions out on his siblings. Lately, things have been calmer and more peaceful. No, not totally peaceful, but five minutes is better than none, right?
In fact, on Monday I took all three kids--YES, all three at the same time--to a local arboretum for a day out. We had a great time, and I actually enjoyed spending time with them instead of thinking that I had made a mistake bringing them out together in public!