This blog is my place to vent and share resources with other parents of children of trauma. I try to be open and honest about my feelings in order to help others know they are not alone. Therapeutic parenting of adopted teenagers with RAD and other severe mental illnesses and issues (plus "neurotypical" teens) , is not easy, and there are time when I say what I feel... at the moment. We're all human!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A pictoral review of our Christmas Break

For your viewing pleasure, here are some pictures from the holiday break.

Here are my bored boys near the end of Winter Break -watching TV.

This is what happens when bored boys "help" each other "clean" their rooms without supervision. That is CLEAN underwear on Ponito's head. Brother's clothes and sunglasses.

Here we can see the sport sock head gear coming out the convenient back opening (recognize the sock from the TV watching picture? *eew!*) Big brother's pants are unsnapped at the bottom to drag behind for that lovely fish-tail look. Wish you could have seen him walking in Bear's boots. Note the "weapon." Watch out dirt!

This is his "superhero pose." Dustbunnies everywhere cringe at the sight!

"Aren't we cute Mom?! Well, no, we didn't actually get either room clean."

Here we have Kitty working on her school work.

"No really Mom, I can work while sitting on this side of the table. I won't watch TV."

"Dad. You don't need to sit there. I wasn't watching the TV. FiiIINNE! *dramatic teenage sigh*"

"Aren't you glad I'm "normal" Mom?!"
"Yeah, Baby, you are completely normal!"

And now you know why I sometimes hide in my computer cubby and eat comfort food!