Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The girls got off the bus today, smiling because neither of them had homework. Hope's smile didn't last long. She came through the door and said"I got to peepee" and promptly wet her pants. I went up with her so she could get cleaned up and changed. It was raining all day, so I put on a movie and made them popcorn. I told them to sit down and gave each of them their own bowl. Several minutes later, Hope dropped her bowl and had popcorn all around her. I told her to pick it up. She said NO! I said "Pick it up or you will be sitting in time out". She said NO! again. I picked her up and put in the time out chair. She fell to the floor and tried to bite me. I picked her up and said "We do not bite in this house". She promptly wet her pants and said "I hate you". I ignored that and put her back in the time out chair and she was gone. Spitting, screeching, scratching, and trying to bite. I carried her into the kitchen (away from the audience) and sat on the floor, restraining her just enough that she couldn't hurt me. When she calmed down and was laying quietly I asked her if she was in control again. She quietly, with no attitude, said yes. I let her go and she immediately clawed my right arm. I restrained her again and she raged for the next 45 minutes, until her Daddy came home. He talked her down and after she was laying quietly again, I gave her to him. At that point, not only was I sore and tired, but I was
pissed angry. We had dinner and the Dad put her to bed. The Dad and I are going to talk about building a safe room like my friend Integrity Singer did. I am already tired of being beat up and the kid hasn't turned 5 yet.