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And a holiday! So, we went clothes shopping while Sweet Geek waited for Sears (the refridgerator is out - again). The kids are now set for summer - go me!

Have started the heel on FF sock #1 - my sock looks like a hedgehog. I have 8 DPNs in it right now - 4 at the foot, and the 4 I am working with on the heel. Soon, I'll have 4 more in it - at the cuff, so I can try it on. My sock looks very lethal (I really should get a photo of this - it's freaky.)

Sweet Geek paid me a compliment the other day - I had finished the pattern portion, and was knitting down the leg towards where I would stick the waste yarn for the heel. He glanced over at me, did a double-take, and said "That is a WAY COOL sock!"...and he MEANT it. He saw the spinning wheel almost instantly - I didn't have to explain the patterning to him, and he was mucho impressed. :grin: and :huggles: He saw the hedgehog last night and just blinked at me.....:lol:

I've never done a peasant heel before, or slip-stitch patterning, so this is gonna be a learning experience (I've never done a crochet CO, either....I have already stretched my boundries on this sock, and it's only half done! :boggle:)

Herself had a MAJOR melt-down last night. :sigh: All because she simply can't keep her mouth shut - and because she has a worse potty-mouth than..me OR half the US Army. Seriously - I don't know WHERE she got some of these words, because *I* (and Sweet Geek) do NOT use them. :sigh: She was in a full-blown melt-down for almost an hour last night...this morning we're all peachy keen. I just LOVE Asberger's (/sarcasm)

Sweet Geek and Herself are out setting up the garden and planting all the stuffs he's bought over the winter. Himself helped me put up the new clothes and get some seeds started - we still have a bunch to sow, but they have to be started outside. Fun stuff!

I need to get back to my sock....might as well be productive while I wait for Sears to call. :rolls eyes:
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Date:April 10th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)

Probably should keep my big mouth shut, but.....

Verna, I've "heard" you describe a couple of these scenes with your daughter now & I KNOW how hard it is to diagnose mental illnesses in kids, especially those considered to be "spectrum disorders", and I am NOT a doctor, BUT (all that said), I have to wonder if the psychiatrist considered bi-polar when issuing the diagnosis. There are qualities of your descriptions, especially the disproportionate reaction to a simple change or being told no, that remind me so much of my son pre-diagnosis and pre-meds. Now I freely admit I don't know as much about Aspergers as I have learned about bi-polar in kids (since my son is bi-polar) and I may be out of line here (although I don't intend to be), but was BPD considered? If not, and you're interested, I'd be happy to lend you my copy of The Bi-Polar Child, which was very helpful to me in recognizing in my son what the psychiatrist was seeing, as well as what she wasn't.

I hope you understand that I am not trying to interfere or to diagnosis your daughter from a couple of blog posts. I'm just trying to be helpful. There's just something about the way you describe these melt downs that reminds me of my son and I know how hard it is to help a kid like this if you're also fighting (unknowingly) the wrong medications. I hope you'll take this comment in the spirit in which is intended.

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Date:April 10th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Probably should keep my big mouth shut, but.....

Kim - no, BPD wasn't considered - at all. Now *I'm* wondering....it's like...a switch or something. Last Friday was bad - but I can see that *I* started it - we slept in, and I didn't think to pre-warn her, so her schedule was disrupted. When Sweet Geek asked her why she had 2 backpacks and an armload of papers, she lost it.....and I lost it. :sigh: (I tried not to, I really did, but when your kid is screaming at you that you HATE her, and she HATES you and she wishes we'd all die...well, it's hard to hold it together. Especially when she's 11.5. :sigh:) I realized later that I contributed to the meltdown because I didn't prepare her for hte schedule change.....

But last night? NO clue why she lost it. She had called her brother names (he's -unfortunatley - used to it) and used language that, frankly, *I* wouldn't use; when Sweet Geek questioned her on it (and he wasn't at all accusatory, he just asked her where she had heard those words), she flew into a rage. Maybe BPD should be investigated......

Let me see if I can find a copy of the book locally - if she fits any of the descriptions, I'll end up marking all over it (easier if I own it :grin:). My Asberger's book is FULL of flags and underlines and highlights (she has most of the symptoms, which is why I haven't questioned it...wonder if we have 2 things going on?)

Thanks for the suggestion - I am at my wit's end here. To the point I actually wanted to call CPS myself last night (and that's a HORRIBLE thing to admit, y'know? But.....there ya go. :sigh:)
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