Potty, Boy Trouble and Hostas

Is it really Friday already? Just checking in so you don't think I've Oxy Powdered myself to death. So far this "cleanse" is like having a mild and manageable stomach flu. No cramps or queasy tummy. You can hold it in. But you need to be near a potty about every 2 to 3 hours. Lots of emphatic, "Come on kids time to USE THE POTTY!" at Target.

Mostly I've been preoccupied with the son situation. I'm not sure how much to disclose since I don't want him to read this years from now with mortification. (Unlike finding out his mom talked about bowel habits online. Cause that's not mortifying. Nope, not at all.) Acceptable public parent embarrassment seems to include; telling stories of naked mall streaking and bad haircuts. Behavior issues...maybe not so much? But we're working on helping him out and staying normal and upbeat.

Not much funny in me today I'm afraid. I'm going to take the kids to the park and then split Hostas. Enjoy the day.


jakelliesmom said...

Whatever it is, you will get through it. And better now than later when he's too old to adapt.

Hugs to you, Mama Lotta.

Little Monkies said...

Let us know what we can do, if there is anything you need. Hugs, my dear.


IamSusie said...

My son has some behavior issues too, but I keep them quiet on my blog so that he can have privacy about it. He has a sensory processing disorder (not autism, but under that umbrella) so he gets overwhelmed easily, has anxiety problems, and sometimes acts and reacts differently than other kids do.

Take advantage of the support that professionals can give you. You will get through it all and will feel much better about facing these issues now rather than later.

jen said...

Hey Tanya- I've been thinking a lot about you lately. My grandson Caleb is turning 7 in June. I convinced his dr to give him Adderall at the very young age of 4 because he'd already been kicked out of preschool and I was afraid he'd end up in juvey by the age of 10 at the rate he was going. The med has been a lifesaver like I can hardly even describe. That's just been ONE of his issues. Up until two months ago he was the only one in first grade not reading (I got Hooked on Phonics and started picking him up from school 3xweek). And then of course there's been the medical issues. I pray for his mother's sake that this new baby girl will be easier on all fronts. Anyway, I'm always here for you if you want to compare notes or brainstorm ideas with someone who's been raising kids for longer than she cares to admit.
hugs to you.

Lotta said...

I hope you all know how much your comments buoy me.

Also. Anti-depressants = poop issues. So don't think I've got a fetish or am living an after school laxative special. Just trying to fight the pharmacuetical effect.

And can I mention that I ran into a very cute old high school classmate. I gave her my card and realized later that when she goes to the blog she'll be reading nothing but bowel stories. So not the impression I would want to make after 20 years.