Monday, January 18, 2010
Hanging On By A Thread
She doesn't listen.
If I tell her not to do something, she does it as soon as the words leave my mouth.
She touches things she's not supposed to touch, like the computer and the camera and the knives.
She poops in her closet.
She wets her bed every night.
She's defiant. She glares and stomps her feet and screams and shrieks at me.
She's destructive. She rips up books and papers and colors on the walls and herself and her sister. She's cut her sister's hair so many times that The Bug has a pixie cut now. She breaks her toys and her crayons and anything she can get her hands on. I can't leave her alone in a room for 30 seconds or she will destroy things.
I cannot handle her at all.
I'm working with a doctor about this and have enrolled her in a study but oh my holy hell, I am losing my mind with this child. She needs full time school or full time day care or something. Something more than I can give her. It depresses the hell out of me that I can't seem to figure this child out.