Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A rough one...

Today was a difficult day.  There were many long tantrums (surprisingly none from me).  There were many tears (some from me).  I'm not sure where all the angst came from but some of the kids were extremely upset today.  When it comes to Des and Bri, I am always left wondering if it's twin behavior, typically 4 year old stuff or something much deeper related to the trauma of adoption.  My gut tells me that there is no way to separate the reasons...they all contribute.  And does it really matter what the reason is?  They are struggling and acting out.  And I do my best to survive the storms...


  1. I was just saying that this last week has been non-stop tantrum for us, mostly from Mimi and Frank, in a way they haven't pitched fits for a long time. I'm sure everyone senses it's transition time, you know? Summer's coming and that means a change in the routine.

    But I'm sure you're right, too, that everything contributes. Sorry you're in the middle of the storm. Alysia

  2. And, you forgot to mention, It's summer!!! That is the main reason I see for my kid's tantrums. Last summer we read and implemented the book, "1,2,3, Magic". It worked really well. Time to reread it. Hang in there. It's hard to believe these days won't last forever when we are in them. :)
    P.S. So glad to see you are back to blogging. I missed them.


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