Monday, March 3, 2008

Winter Blues

It must be the end of winter or something, because everyone seems to be having their fair share of woe. My wife and I were talking today about MK's recent bouts of nervousness and his complaints about school.

I told her, "Don't worry, all my blogger-parent acquaintances are going through the same thing, so it can't be anything special that's happening to us." Though there have been some upbeat posts and some victories reported, Marla and Maizie,


Niksmom said...

Oh, my friend, spring will come for all of us. What you described about MK and his studying language is astounding. It sounds like he is struggling with the double-whammy of both recognizing his differences and dealing with the "normal" teen/tween angst about fitting in. It's bitersweet but so full of normalcy and so very hopeful. And the self-anger and attitude he's been exhibiting lately...could it be simple hormonal changes of puberty's onset? I didn't have any brothers but I remember many of my guy pals getting much more assertive/aggresive when we were all young teens.

Marla said...

Wow. I am so glad you are all doing pretty good. MK's interest in languages is wonderful. Teaching himself English! That is great but it does sound like you have a challenge with the amount of pressure he is putting on himself.

Maizie loves babysitters or teachers who are very happy and bubbly. Quiet and more serious helpers upset her. It is interesting what kids prefer. I tend to be quiet so I have had to become a more animated, happier and more outgoing person to help her along. That has been a challenge for me.

I always love your posts. MK is lucky to have you for his Dad.

Casdok said...

Yes hopefully it is just an end of winter thing. May the sun shine brightly on everyone soon!

The Empress said...


It's something, isn't it? You are very blessed with the progress MK has made. I read your post and must admit was a little jealous -- my son has apraxia and without a miracle, will never speak clearly for his peers to understand.

Much love to your family. You have a jewel in MK!