Today we started to give Anthony the medicine Ritalin. A very difficult decision for me to make after being against it for so many years. But we need to try this to see if it will help him to get more focused in life, to actually start learning in school. He is actually a smart kid but it just doesn't come out, he is too distracted by everything around him. So we start with a very low value of the medication to see if he shows any side effects, if not we will make it higher after 2 weeks of trying. I talked to his teacher this week and remember she said to me last week how well he was doing and such an improvement? well on Wednesday morning she called me that it was not going well with him at all, actually pretty bad....huh?(Monday and Tuesday didn't went well). So she called me to tell me the meeting we had planned for Thursday wasn't going to happen because of sickness. Basically she told me that what they wanted to tell me that things were not going well. So I said what do you mean not going well. Anthony came to your class very depressed and with huge anxiety attacks and fears, those are completely gone now. He was always afraid that others would laugh at him, make fun of him and here for didn't wanted to participate with lots of things....that is gone too. He is much happier and no longer depressed. the topic of entering the school/class each day we discussed what was not going well each day is going well now, so what do you mean it is not going well? She: "well he still has bad days it is not constant that he has changed". Me: he never had one good day in the beginning only bad days. now he has good days and bad days, a big improvement already right?! She: yes you are right.
Sigh...why do have to tell them this. they only seem to look at what is not going good instead of all the things that are going well or have improved a lot.
***Edited: sponsors are up!****My scraproom is starting to fill with boxes rapidly as it seems :) all sponsor products for my Scrap-A-Licious event :). I feel so blessed to have that many sponsors already and I expect more to be added :)
Hopefully(if I find the time today) I will make an update and post the sponsors on the Scrap-A-Licious-blog today. Next week I will share where it is going to be held and will be working on getting workshops finalized and prizes soooooon so you can all sign up :).
Also do not forget to participate in my challenge over at the Haute Spot!(sorry fixed the link!)You can win a cool prize if you play along.