Friday, April 11, 2014

Home Time is More Important

Kids teach us valuable lessons when we stop and listen, really listen and reflect and then ultimately apply it to our grown up lives.
 
Homework - schoolwork that a student is required to do at home. 

It was the start of 6th grade and Timmy wasn't doing any home work at home.  He informed me that he didn't have to.  That he could finish it at school during work time or recess.  In the back of my mind I was thinking he was being bullied at school or he did not want to participate for some reason.  He always had a reason for doing things. 

During our next school Timmy meeting I asked if he plays during recess.  The teacher informed me that he did.  I asked if Timmy if he just interjected himself into others play or if he was being bullied. And they informed me no.

So I went home and asked Timmy why he doesn't do his homework at home.  And he replied;
"Because home time is more important"

"Oh"  how could I argue with that?

Now I have a yellow sticky note on my monitor at work;  "Home Time is More Important!"

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Three Middle Toes

Timmy, now in year 5, usually calls me when he gets home from school everyday with the usual.
Can I have ___ to eat?

Today he added some philosophical talk, it went like this;
     Mom, do you know the big thumb toe?  [yes]
     and the little pinky toe?  [yes]
    Well those three in the middle are awesome! [they are, why?]
    Because they all work together. [oh]
    and sometimes the little toe goes with them. [ooh]

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Timmy Talk

Timmy will be 9 in a couple of months. 

I can't believe its been a whole year since he was diagnosed with ADHD.  He has been doing better in school since before the meds, but he is still my Timmy and the funniest things come out of his mouth.  Here are a couple I remember.

His favourite saying spoken several times a week no matter what time of day; "chocolate is brain food"

When confronted with doing his get ready for school chores he informed me that; "its not chores its life"

Timmy wanted to know if the scar on his knee was from stitches. I told him that was scar tissue. Which he replied: "So the doctor put a tissue in it?"

Thursday, January 13, 2011

BRAKE BRAAAAKE!

Has anyone seen the movie “Unstoppable” with Denzel Washington?  We went as a family this past weekend.  It’s a movie about a runaway train that is you guessed it - UNSTOPPABLE.  Timmy was too funny throughout the movie.  You could tell he was frustrated by the people in the movie by his gestures.  He would slap his knee with his hand and give a good ARGH sound.  Wrap his arms around his legs and rock back and forth.  Oh and all the solutions that he tried to tell us on how to stop THAT train.  And the funniest was his outburst of “BRAKE , BRAAAAKE’.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Focused on What Matters

As a family we spent this past 4th of July at the nursing home of Timmy's great grandma.  It was a great day - music, food and 4 generations of my husbands family.

While we were around the table eating our celebration chicken, burgers, corn on the cob Timmy was focused on Granny.  Talking to her and holding her hand.  When her blended food came Timmy turns to Granny and says; "Do you want your daughter now".  He said this in the softest voice I have ever heard come out of his mouth and the senserity was overwhelming.  He was so gentle, thoughtful and aware of the moment.

Timmy was focused on what mattered at that point in time.   And that was that family matters.







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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rebranding ADHD kids

                          
                            Always
                            Doing Something,
                            Happy & 
                            Distinctive Individuals
I have always been on the receiving side of peoples comments about my son. Many not said out loud, but an expression says a thousand words.  I want to express that kids with ADHD are unique, not always appropriate, but have a love of life that should not be ignored.  These kids live for the moment and we all should step back and see what they have to teach us from their point of view, versus point out all their flaws.  
Always Doing Something - they have no regrets and take risks


Happy - they live for the moment


Distinctive Individuals - they are unique characters that distinquish themselves from others

My son is an ADHD kid!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Coffee Timmy Style

Coffee on a weekend morning - there is nothing like it.  The coffee aroma that seeps into the bedroom, the rush of caffeine the swirls in your head, and the social atmosphere and relaxation. Just the way I like it. I love weekends.

Even my 8 year old Timmy knows how to make me a cuppa.  But sometimes he tries to make it better - in his mind. One time he thought maybe extra sugar would be better.  This morning he proudly brings me the coffee he fixed. I looked inside and saw brown floating flecks swirling around the creamy light brown coffee. I had to stop myself from yelling - I really wanted that cup of coffee.  "It has more flavor now" Timmy was trying to explain.  Coffee with grounds.

From his ramblings, while trying to screen out the grounds in my last cup, I got an insight on his next coffee version. Why not mix the grounds, sugar, and creamer from the start.

Coffee with Love!