Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sarah's Improving

Dealing with such constant deceitfulness has left me counting the days, literally, until some of these deceitful children grow up. I've shut off cell phone service on the extra phones, password protected EVERYTHING, carry no cash, and act totally paranoid at all times.

I know that adolescence is a time of inner turmoil, when up-til-now fairly normal kids, who've been traumatized, absolutely lose it, and become temporary monsters. Sabrina's behavior has been hugely disappointing all summer, the loss of her as a sweet child has been the most annoying, now she's hard-hearted, irritable, sneaky and unlikable. Thank God for therapy and Dr. Mandy to help me to cope and to try and see Sabrina through to the other side while Mayra is making a huge effort to be better behaved.

I'm babysitting Sarah until she feels better, after this difficult emergency appendectomy, she's doing very well though, and my brother, brother-in-law and niece are here for a few days so I'm not gonna blog long today.

Or maybe I'll get a chance later.