I changed the background color on the blog to yellow, cause although I like red, that color was too much. Ketchup is tasty to eat, but not so much as a visual site, you know?
Plus the world is gloomy and dark and cloudy and snowy. Not helpful. So we need some sunny yellow.
And then there was the morning battle with my oldest. We had a huge fight this morning to get him out of bed, and then he just had a crying screaming tantrum. Not good when the kid is almost as tall as you. It turns out he's been up, wide awake in his dark bedroom, unable to sleep at midnight, & one a.m. and of course, can't get up in the morning, and since he has to get up for school, that means he gets no sleep at all. His whole circadian rhythm is messed up. Even when he is off his ADD meds, he is now unable to sleep, which tells me that this isn't about ADD meds, but about his messed up sleep patterns.
I'm hoping his pediatrician has some solutions because that stupid sleep clinic at the hospital had nothing. You know what they do? Teach parents to put their kids to bed at night by 8 or 9 pm. (Duh?!?) and teach them not to give their 3 year olds coca-cola in a bottle at bedtime and Timmies frozen iced cappucinos for dinner. Well, since I'm not a crack addict---sorry not sure I need to be taught things like that. I kind of already know them.
I was hoping for maybe---medical advice? Another light box? Medication help? Note for school?
Or maybe that we could avoid all this until the teen years. If this is him without hormones, oh I don't even want to imagine what comes next.
Puberty was no fun for me, and menopause was worse, the thought of going through puberty with each of them is scaring the shit out of me.