Saturday, January 16, 2010

DH handled things well this week!

Well, this week has been a "bear". I am house-sitting for my cousin (she's 60, so we aren't really close) who has gone to San Francisco for a trip. So I haven't been home even as much as I would normally be. I told her I'd rather she not pay me, but I'm secretly hoping she will anyhow....she's got a lot more money than I do, for sure!

Anyhow, EVERY SINGLE DAY this week, DD has gotten in enough trouble at school to merit a call to our house. Tantrums, hitting, cursing, name-calling....and then one day she was "throwing up" (but I knew she was faking it). And I was either working or house-sitting every time something happened. I could tell that DH was really stressed out. He kept calling me to make sure he was doing things right. I kept reminding him to take his Lorazepam, because if "That Guy" were to come out while DD was having a problem, it would make things so much worse. And you know, he did!!!! He listened to me!!!!

I'm not completely sure that he said and did the right things in a "good parenting" sense, but the fact that he took care of multiple problems really made me happy.

On the other hand, he didn't do anything else all week. He told me that he had "the blues". But at least I convinced him to get out of bed and go downstairs and change the furnace filter. Woop-dee-doo!!!


Linda B said...

Hi I just found your blog through some other blog. My sister has bipolar and is struggling with it right now. She is in another state so I feel kind of helpless to well help her out. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts! I am trying to learn about bp, haven't had a whole lot of experience with it so reading about real life with bp helps me alot!