Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Guess who I met.....

Elsie Flanningan!!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Scrapfest was going on at the Mall of America this weekend, and she was there! I pretty much went just so I could meet her! I was such a dork when I met her though, I like didn't know what to say to her so I was just like "uh...can I take a picture with you"...dur.. I am such a dork! Oh well! She was nice, but not as outgoing or peppy as I though she would be!

I took my friend Kristie with me, who I am trying to get addicted to scrapbooking, and we did did some shopping, and went for lunch, all without the kids! It was GREAT!
Kristie's husband had to work, so Aaron offered to watch her 2 kids, along with our own, so we could go for the day! Isn't that sweet!? He had them from like 10:30 until 5! Watching 4 kids can be quite exhausting! He went to bed at like 8:30 that night!

Oh I forgot to post some pics from Malichi's birthday! His birthday was the 2nd day of school so he got to bring in treats, which was exciting for him! And then that night we had cupcakes and let him open a present from us.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Today the kid's had their 3 year and 6 year check ups. They both needed shots :( They did not like that! So after we went to the doctor, we stopped and picked up a movie to watch together. Kinzie was so tired, because she didn't nap today.
I thought she was watching the movie, but I got up and came back and saw she was sleeping. And of course I grabbed the camera! :)
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

So while we were at the doctor, I wanted to talk to her about Kinzie's aggressive behavior. If you know her, you know she has a very strong personality. She is very strong willed, and she will not let anyone push her around. Which can be a good thing, but it also means she can be pretty aggressive. And she can be a bully sometimes. Don't get me wrong...she is a sweetheart, and she can be so caring and compassionate too. But she gets so angry sometimes, and she can be so aggressive, and will hurt Malichi or her friends, or she will try to hit or kick or bite me or Aaron. I try to encourage her to "use her words" and to say "i'm angry" when she's mad, instead of hurting someone. And she understands that, but at the time it's happening, I think she gets angry and then forgets everything we've talked about. I am just at a loss of what to do. I am trying to teach her some coping skills, and how to calm herself down when this happens, but nothing seems to work. I don't ever want her to feel like she is a "bad girl" because of it, or that she is "naughty", but she also needs to know that this behavior is unacceptable and it needs to stop. Somethings got to change.

So anyway, I wanted to bring it up with her pediatrician and see what she had to say. And as soon as we started talking about it, I just broke down crying! I didn't think I would get so emotional about it, but really, I am so stressed out with it and I get so frustrated. And that was quite apparent today when I was talking to the Doctor. She said that it is obviously affecting our family, and we need to find a way to help her cope when she gets angry, so she referred me to see someone that we could talk to, to help us learn how to handle these situations. I figured I better wait until tomorrow to call though because I would probably just cry on the phone to them too! But hopefully we can get some help with this issue!

No comments: