It’s been a tough week. Jeff and I returned from our two days off on Wednesday and all hell broke loose by 10:00 am Thursday. One kid got suspended and then went non-compliant for 8 hours straight, resulting in hospital stay. Friday we juggled getting kids to and from different schools, hospital visits, treatment team meetings and receiving a new addition to the “family.” Whew.
Our Saturday was like any other family’s, I guess. Pancake breakfast, chores, a trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods to get a bike fixed, then a bike ride through the local state park. Finished off with teaching two kids how to skip rocks in Lake Norman, then grilled cheese for supper. Normal? I hope.
My heart is happy. One of our kids is on a chip motivation system where any priviledge is bought with earned chips. This particular individual saves all earned chips to play on the piano. We decided that after seven days straight of good behavior, piano lessons can be earned. I think this motivation may work.
I can’t believe that in the course of one week, we had five inches of snow, two snow days from school, and 78 degree weather.