Category Archives: adhd

Struggling as a father of children with special needs

Struggling as a father of children with special needs David, I am struggling today.  Well actually, I have been struggling for a while, I am just now manning up and admitting it to myself. David, you require a lot of attention.  At some times the attention involves raised voices.  We do everything we can to… Continue Reading

what is he plotting now? Updated

Never look at a good day and think there is nothing wrong. David was having an incredible good period this evening after school. Then his sister came home from volleyball. His sister went for a shower, David saw opportunity and took it.  Now we have a missing iPod. It isn’t so much the missing device… Continue Reading

stay tuned for your daily tantrum

David was in full form this morning with a tantrum. Grumpiness in the morning. He got gigged yesterday for have three small holes in his shirt.  Very small holes.  couldn’t fit the tip of a pencil through them. So I wrote a note to the school this morning that we are not able to purchase… Continue Reading

over-medicated

What part of “you need to give him his meds at 11am” is so difficult to understand? Evidently, the school has been medicating David when he gets there and then again at 11. They were instructed to give him his meds at 11am, because he gets his meds before he leaves for school in the… Continue Reading

I don’t feel wanted here

“I don’t feel wanted here.” That is what David said today, after he got caught stealing an iPad and a Nintendo DSi from other family members. David isn’t allowed technology because he will threaten people on facebook, as well as hack into family member accounts.  Plus he has been known to log into Amazon and… Continue Reading

My Dad Says

My Dad Says I picked David up from school today.  Was told that the “My Dad Says” comments need to end.  The school has rules that he has to follow regardless of what Dad says. Wait a minute… What? My Dad Says Evidently when David doesn’t want to do something or is trying to get… Continue Reading

what are you here for then?

a conversation with David… “You can’t access the Internet using the Wii David, you know that.” – Dad “I am not accessing the Internet, I am looking at games and reading wimpy kids books online.” – David “Unless it’s educational, it’s not allowed David.” – Dad He turns off the Wii, and goes stomping off. … Continue Reading

tantrum at 11

Nothing like a tantrum about medicine to end a perfectly good day. David takes his meds with Apple Juice.  Two of the meds are liquid and taste pretty nasty. Today I had everything ready for him to take his meds and he broke out into a tantrum because he didn’t have his apple juice.  Even… Continue Reading

a wake-up at 0430

I was pretending to be asleep this morning when David got up at 4:30am. He comes over, taps me on the shoulder… “Dad, what time do I have to be up for school…?” I told him “6:30” so he went back to bed.  just as easy as could be.  this never happens. 🙂 No, I… Continue Reading

ugggh, calgon take me away

Anyone remember that commercial? I feel like that lady tonight.  No, I am not going to caress myself with bubble bath. I am not a lady at all. I am a stay at home dad.  hear me roar… {meow} David is in full form tonight.  He chopped the cord from a keyboard, he stole keys… Continue Reading