Welcome to Friendship Friday. Please share what’s on your mind. What exciting things did you do this week?
Unfortunately a fan broke on my computer. It’s been very annoying and frustrating to put it mildly. I used Rebekah’s computer to get this post up. Sadly, I was unable to download any of my photos this week. I was able to add this photo that Rebekah took while she was babysitting though!
I have some exciting news! Rebekah is now a licensed driver and has bought her first car, a 1999 red Pontiac Sunfire complete with a sun roof! She will now be driving in style! Look out world!!
Last Sunday Bethany was supposed to go with her new aide, A. to Flash Club. However, when she arrived Bethany refused to get ready and go. Malcolm had taken the other kids with him to bring Rachel and Wil back to college and I was supposed to experience being home alone for the first time in thirteen years!! Needless to say I was slightly disappointed at the unfortunate turn of events, but there will be other times to try it again!
This week we are going to try dropping Bethany off at Flash Club with A. who will then take her out around town and bring her home afterwards. As it turned out, it seems that Bethany was coming down with a cold and perhaps she just didn’t feel well enough to go out that day!
Another weird situation with Bethany this week was that she developed a frighteningly extreme obsession to watching a Korean boy band on You Tube. It was so intense that she wouldn’t even stop watching it to eat!
After wrestling it away from her at 1:00 am one night we decided to delete You Tube from her iPad. We told her that the time was up on the video and that it wasn’t there anymore. Yes, we did lie to her, but her obsession with it was far worse than any other she has ever had. It really scared us. It was that bad! I taped her watching it for a few minutes. What you will see her doing is what she did for almost two days straight (and nothing else) until we put a stop to it!
We also decided to institute a new rule for Bethany which she has handled much better than I anticipated she would. We are no longer permitting her to have any electronic devices in the bedroom at bedtime. This new rule has helped her fall asleep and stay asleep much better than before. I’m hoping that getting enough sleep will do wonders for her disposition!
On a happier note, when it was time for Bethany to get ready for bowling this week, she did so immediately with no prodding or bargaining. She very nicely got into the car when it was time to leave and got back out of the car when we arrived at the bowling alley with absolutely no problems!
So the whole week wasn’t a total disaster at least and although we experienced a few setbacks, we are still making progress!
*Update* I just realized that I forgot to add a featured blogger- We’ll get back to that next week!
SO how about you? What exciting things have you done this week?
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