The Disney part itself was fun, but we have been dealing with lots of issues with the twins lately. I've made a daily chart listing the positive things we need to see (being honest instead of lying, not stealing, only touching in appropriate ways, doing homework etc) and putting stars when they do those things, because sometimes as moms we overreact or see only the negative when we're tired. Unfortunately the charts shows me what I thought. They are not-at this time-making much effort at all to behave in positive ways. Perhaps seeing it on paper will help them see the patterns of behavior they have formed. The special area teachers are having trouble even teaching due to the behaviors in PE, music and art. The paper also lists the privileges available for the week. For this week it is Wii, nightly short DVD, Sunday school skate party, and Brave at the mall theater (where Jessica works). None of these have been earned. There are of course other things that are unconditional, but these are the extras that require the right behaviors.
Jasmine missed two days of school due to the vomiting, sore throat and headache. I don't know if she'll be able to play soccer tonight. She stayed at school all day yesterday but was wiped out when she got home.
Yesterday I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy. That was not much fun. A day of soft diet, a day of liquids (Tyler and Jessica on their own decided they were going to do that with me and they did!) and the yucky stuff you have to drink to clean everything out. I didn't do too well at drinking the stuff and started vomiting about 1/4 way into the gallon and gave up. But it was enough that I was well prepped.
For some reason I thought I was going to hop right up and walk out of there and go on with normal life. Not so. I was really cramped up all last night. But the dr said it's the best looking colon she's seen in a while. So that was good news. I only had to do it because I'm 50 and it's a normal preventative procedure. She did the other scope because I've had reflux for many years and she wanted to check that there was no damage. There wasn't.
Adam went and talked to a marine recruiter. They want him to join the reserves while he goes to college and then enlist active duty after he gets his college degree. Rick was enlisted and so is Jeff so Adam will be our first officer unless Jessica goes into the navy with her scuba program after graduation. Rick and I will be signing paperwork tonight since Adam is only 17. He could wait a couple of months and sign for himself but they want to put him in for ROTC scholarships and do some other things now.
This is a little hard on Tyler who was turned down due to his aspergers. He is going to talk to the Job Corps people in Tallahassee next week. I hope that works out for him.
Kayla pre ops today for having her tonsils and adnoids out next week. We are hoping this lessens her snoring. We were all blessed with the snoring at the hotel this weekend.
So this week has mostly been appointments and business. Next week is Kayla's surgery, Tyler's job corps meeting and Jeff will be going to DC to run with the army team-mile team. It's also Jasmine's school's fall festival a week from tomorrow.
What's ahead for you?