I've been home from work sick with flu-like symptoms for the past two days. I also have a terrible toothache. I've definitely watched my share of Housewives of Every County while I've been home. Those women have no idea. Enough said about them.
This past weekend was a different kind of weekend for us. We were informed by my stepson's mother that he's been having some problems at school. His grades are shabby. He was caught damaging school property, and to make matters worse, he lied about it. He's 12, and Keith swears it's just a boy thing. A puberty and hormonal type thing boys go through at that age.
All of this is new to me. I didn't have any brothers (or sisters) growing up. I certainly never got into any trouble. And the truth is, I have no experience with discipline. It would be helpful if kids sprouted a handbook of sorts once they reach that difficult age. Lucky for me, the responsibility of disciplining him solely falls on Keith. I'm just taking notes.
We've reached some decisions on our next baby steps, and as difficult as it is for me not to blurt everything out, I'm going to resist sharing too much information at this point. I will be sharing more details as our plans begin to materialize. Please keep us in your prayers!