Things have been going pretty well. Lots of new ideas to help with all the adjustment issues.
First of all we've decided Duka's bed IS on the floor. He has to kind of earn his way to a bed. He has not peed on the floor, only the bed. So he has now made progress to get a soft blanket underneath him and we will work him up to a comfy bed on the floor THEN transition to the bed. He pees in the bed wayyyy too often and so far we are on night 7 I think on the floor, and no pee.
We are working on removing the obvious favoritism to Zano in the family. He's funny (silly) and that's apparently attractive in this family :) However, favoritism is not. So that's been interesting.
We've been working on simple obedience (for 6 months)...and seeming to get somewhere there too. Zano, not dumb .. but extremely lazy. Very very very very lazy. Yes, can be a source of serious frustration on both Mama and Daddy. So he was asked to put the books away. You can only imagine. No. So we stopped and took the time to teach him how to do it properly. After at least 30 minutes he finally did it properly. That was 2 days ago...today laziness conquered and no way was he going to do it properly. All battles we start...we commit to winning. He learned it's better to just obey.
Last night was an extremely busy day, as are most. It was a full day of cooking cleaning then at 4pm I was going to shower all the kids. As I tell Zano to take his clothes off it was rather obvious...they were soaked. He quickly shoved them all in the hamper. I said "why are they wet" and in only a way Chazano could do it...he looked up in a gaze and a blank stare and said super slowly "because...i ... peeeeeed in them". Seriously? when? Who knows. So there he sat all day in disgustingly peed in pants. So I told him to go wait for mommy to be disciplined. I went downstairs and as I came up .. I looked in the master bathroom and he's standing, by an open toilet, butt naked....Peeing. On the wall. On the floor. Just standing there. Seriously. I said quickly "sit on that potty!!" He looks at me super slow motion and says "what....?" Ok ow he got grabbed (me getting soaked) and plopped on the potty. Un. Real. That's what we mean by lazy. It's a better word than others that come to mind. He doesn't think well he just does the minimums to get by and apparently he thought turning around and peeing into the potty was not necessary. Now, picture this. I'm dressed up for our company to coming over at 5pm, literally sloshing through pee on the floor. Ready to scream. He wasn't allowed the fun bath he had to shower. I needed another shower after that!! AHHHHHHHH.
Then there's been the Duka just plain being grouchy. 99.9% of the time the child has a furrowed brow and a frown on his face. His grouchiness of course affects many areas...like he doesn't attract anyone except Azlan. So Azlan gets the brunt of the attitude. AHHHHHH.
Ok. There you have it. Their schooling at this point is pretty minimal because they need so many basics. To those of you who wish our kids were in a school setting (for whatever reason) let me be the first to tell you they would NOT make it in Kindergarten!! They are miles and miles behind.
Tirzah and Zion are doing great in school and loving it, so we are easing the twins in at a few days a week.
Azahria Peace is our baby and yet...at her age, Tirzah was the oldest of THREE! :) Funny to think of that.
I'm 18wks and still sick but still loving it. Sickness is easing a bit which messes with my brain b /c I go off my meds and then, like this morning, puke like crazy. So it's unpredictable. My big ultrasound is on the 25th and I cannot wait!
There you go. There's the update for today. With many a look up to Heaven begging for answers....yet the truth remains, Though the world sees and soon forgets, We will not forget who You are and what You've done for us... This is His. The overwhelming peace that comes from that ... is... well....overwhelming. I may not have known what I was doing but He sure did. And He asked us to do it,, and we did. So there are no regrets.