Damien is already 1/4 of the way finished with the First Grade. His report card stated that he’s doing very well in Math, but needs to improve on Reading and behavior. He actually received an “unsatisfactory” under the Conduct section. Everyone is working together to try to get through to Damien on how he should behave, but so far nothing is really effective.
All of us had a 4-day weekend for Thanksgiving. We didn’t have any major plans, but ended up being very busy anyways. I spent a lot of time cleaning…basically everything I never have the time or motivation to do on a normal weekend. We did cook up a small meal of chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, deviled eggs, and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving day. Nice and simple. On Black Friday, we went to go see the newly released movie, Moana. We all liked it. Scott and I did deal with some very difficult Damien behavior a few times over the long weekend–mainly getting a haircut and new shoes. He’s had many haircuts before, but this time refused to sit still. It ended up uneven so I had to go back later to TRY to fix it. And it’s impossible to get him new shoes. He grows accustom to the feel and fit of something and anything else is unacceptable to him. We finally left the store with a pair that he personally approved of, only to have him cry and complain later that they feel “rough”. We can’t win. After 4 days off from work, I don’t feel like I got a true break. At least Christmas break is coming up!