Back in the day -- 2005 to be exact -- this was the blog everyone went to to realize that they had nice lives. Compared to mine things for them were good. But now things seem to be turning around.
Or maybe it's just that the other stuff doesn't get to me like it used to.
After all, we do have a son in the state pen who will be released soon and has nowhere to go.
We have an 18 year old who, based on information I received from some sources, is about ready to completely blow the placement we have set up for him to transition to adulthood and graduate from high school.
We have a 20 year old who is maintaining a job, but who needs consistent direction with hygiene, financial management, and other tips just to make it through the day. Him living independently is years away.
We have a 16 year old who's high grade is a D-....
and we have a 14 year old who is acting more like complete FASD every single day, even though he hasn't been diagnosed.
ANd I'm not even going to mention a 16 year old daughter with so little emotional strength sometimes that I am amazed who I agreed to let stay home ALL DAY LONG EVERY DAY.
We have five of our 12 children who have been either ticketed or arrested. Three of them have spent time in residential placement. A few more of them could have been arrested if I had called the cops.
WE have a child whose OCD is so bad that his life (and ours) is miserable most days.
So, maybe we're not drama free. Maybe I'm just used to it.