Turkey Day.

Happy Thanksgiving!
I have so much to be thankful for this year.  There was so much sorrow, and so much change, but so much more joy.  I am so thankful to be mom to my wonderful seven.  So thankful.  
I have been absent a lot the last week and a half.  We are working our fingers to the bone trying to get Bubbly the help she needs.  ShyGuy and Giggles are doing great working with the school’s support team (psychologist, social worker, etc.).  Bubbly will be entering the Early Childhood program through our school system starting next week.  She is actually entering the room as a “peer model”.  Do you know how hard I laughed when they told me that?  At the screening they told me that she is very smart (duh, we’ve said that all along), and super verbal.  Apparently, they need children who are very verbal in the room to balance some of the needs the other kids have.  She will continue to attend her mainstream preschool two days a week (if the owner doesn’t kick her out for throwing blocks in fits of rage.  FYI:  I’m the owner). The program through the school district will hopefully lead to them seeing some of the behaviors I see at home, which in turn will lead to services for her.  We need services.  I need help.  I have a lot of “tools” in my “toolbox” for dealing with her behaviors, but now I feel like I’m out.  I don’t know what to do anymore.  The kid is a total mystery to me.  I don’t know what will set her off and what won’t.  So, I’m calling in all the professionals I can get.  
Hopefully, by next Thanksgiving, I will be sitting here writing about how thankful I am that all of that is behind us.  I pray that our Bubbly will find peace in her little heart.  Until then, I’m just thankful she’s safe.  
who would like you to please pass the mashed potatoes.  

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