8.15.2011

I don't think I"ll ever understand

I don't think I"ll ever understand why my daughter refuses at times to actually think about her schoolwork.  She would rather spend hours, yes....hours, literally, staring at the screen rather than think about a simple question.  They aren't difficult questions.  And I am frustrated.

So much so that I can't even think creatively.  She's such a smart young lady and when she's in the right frame of mind, these questions wouldn't slow her down one bit.  But something has flipped 'the switch' and that means she gets nowhere.  I think it's the kind of switch where she didn't get her way and she's mad.  The rebellion comes out this way.  It's something she feels she can control.  But then, that will bite her in the butt later on so I try to coax her out of it gently.  When that doesn't work, I get a little louder.  Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't.  There's never been any rhyme or reason to it.

I pray.  I hate Reactive Attachment Disorder and how disabling it is.

Here is a new layout from my WITL project. I'm slow, but we're getting there.  2 days down.  5 to go. Yep, it's pink.  I don't normally do pink, but here we are.  It seems right for this photo.


15 comments:

  1. Sorry to read about your daughter :( But I like the LO!

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  2. That page is gorgeous, I cant create either when things are bad.

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  3. The pink is beautiful. The frustration of raising kids, especially kids with "issues" is common to all moms - your voice is heard and understood even if my facts are slightly different!

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  4. What a beautiful page, I think the pink is perfect.

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  5. Gorgeous page Ursula! So hard and frustrating to watch your daughter go through this.

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  6. Ursula - you journal so beautifully! Beautiful layout. I love that you chose the pink- it really does bring out the pink in the photo:)

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  7. i get you about the 'get louder' part.. *sigh*... love your page, my friend.

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  8. your layout is gorgeous, ursula! it has to be hard watching your daughter struggle like that...hang in there!

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  9. Beautiful photo on that layout! I'm sorry about what's happening with your daughter. Saying a prayer for both of you.

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  10. Your layout is so pretty, Ursula!
    And I can relate to an extent. Homework is a struggle here as well.

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  11. Love your layout :) Sending you hugs to make your day better!

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  12. so so pretty,,,,,love sunset pics

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