I’m not sure if I should blame the time change, the Halloween weekend of chaos and candy, or the increase in sleep-disturbing nightly growing pains – but Wes has had a bad week.
Yes. I’m aware it’s only Wednesday.
There have been emails from teachers and notes sent home that have to be signed and bad remarks on behavior reports. He also lost his lunchbox.
We are having good talks about it all, and with me he seems to be okay. At least he’s not the chaotic ball of insanity he seems to be at school. This alone is actually a nice change, he’s usually much worse for me than anyone else. I’m trying different techniques and talking points and verbal triggers to encourage better behavior, but I also know a lot of it is out of my control. Especially if his sleep keeps getting disrupted.
(I’m writing this at 2:45am because I’ve been up since he woke up after midnight with leg cramps.)
He did write this story though, which I like to think shows some sort of awareness of self and situation.
It’s going to be another Tired Day but I’m hoping still for a better outcome. If there’s any kid in the world that would benefit from “unschooling” – especially on a schedule more conducive to his sleep patterns – I feel like it would be him. But I’d have to find a way to earn income in random hours throughout the day/night from home and I don’t see that job arising any time soon.
Finger’s crossed for a day where our behavior clip at least stays where it starts – I’m no looking for a “good” shift upwards, just maybe a day where we don’t shift down at all would be nice!