Category Archives: bipolar

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

long night and early morning

Well, I was up until almost 3am with David.  then he woke up at 4.  for the day.  it is now 7am. He is very hyper today.  Sent a note about it to the school.  Good luck to them.  That sounds harsh I know. He just left for school.  I am going back to bed.… Continue Reading

David’s first day of school

David started school today.  Yep. you read it right, and it wasn’t home school. He was accepted yesterday into a day program in the city near where our home is.  actually, it is about 50 miles from here. So far so good, had a solid first day. How long will the honeymoon last?  Don’t know,… Continue Reading

a new school year – for David too

well, after being largely awake the last two and a half days, the kids start school today.  Even David.  Yesterday we got a call from the Superintendent indicating that if we got all of the paperwork in, David could start the day school program at the residential facility that we applied to for long term… Continue Reading

Danger, Danger

I am utterly exhausted. I am tired of being hyper-vigilant. I am tired of the constant lies about keeping meds in the body and not on the floor, or in the garbage. I am scared. Someone threatened to stab his sister yesterday with a pair of scissors.  Our experience has been that we can put… Continue Reading

still awake after all

So, it is 5 am here in whynotfathers.com land.  I was ready to go to bed myself.  Suddenly started getting email notifications of items being installed on my kindle fire. Guess who is awake? Guess who admitted that he spit out his meds?  Even after I ran my finger around his gums and under his… Continue Reading

sneaky little bugger

Just caught David trying to sneak out of his bed.  he turns over on his belly, wiggles his body over the end of the bed, and then slides on his belly across the floor one painstaking inch at a time.  I have a feeling that it is going to be a long night. About an… Continue Reading