Wednesday, September 22, 2010

About that shoe...

It dropped. What is it about writing about the good stuff that makes us regret it?  Corazon has been a major challenge since I last wrote here. She is now in a "no thinking required" mode. If it requires any thought, she wants no part of it and she "can't" do it. Doing schoolwork is impossible. She can't remember how to add, spell, write, or read unless it is something that isn't supposed to be her business. She has been at this for about a week. In spurts she rallies and pulls something off, otherwise, it's not pretty. Chores? She can't remember how to load the dishwasher, clothes dryer, make a bed, fill a water bowl for the cats, change a litterbox, etc. She. cannot. do. it. We have tried tapping, rubbing, exercise, brain gym, practicing patience (aka strong sitting), cuddle time, and it doesn't work. She is battling for control over every. little. thing. Even when I don't engage in the battle. She is in battle mode. She cannot brush her teeth, comb her hair, dress, etc. unless she has over an hour and even then she has "forgotten" some important step. Eating a meal takes hours. Seriously. I have asked her what's on her mind and I hit a blank wall. She is clearly distressed but doesn't know why (or won't share). Her tone of voice with her younger siblings is terrible. She is mean, rude, bossy, just plain obnoxious. If there's an expectation she cannot meet it. If I am not supervising her she is getting into serious trouble. I don't know what is going on with her or how to help her snap out of it. She has gotten better about talking about what is going on for her but right now what I get is "nothing" and "I don't know." To make things worse, C. has been away (which is usually when Corazon does better) so I haven't gotten much of a  break. I am at the end of my rope with her right now but we are riding it out as best we can.

2 comments:

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Sorry C is away and you are at the end of your rope...I truly hope things start looking up...Until then: Geesh!

GB's Mom said...

I hope you can ride it out! You and Corazon are in my prayers. I am also praying you get a break soon.

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