OK so this is real in my home. Usually on a daily basis we do all kinds of silly things....you know like peel and orange, cut it to look like crazy teeth....stick it in your mouth......and make all kinds of silly faces. He he he.....or things like think of the craziest accent in the world and try to imitate them while reading books to the kids at night time. Do crazy jumping jacks in the middle of school time, or running around the house in follow the leader fashion, playing chase with Joanna in my arms and daddy "chasing us around" the dinner table, or daddy playing tickle wars.......this is real life.
So is this......dyslexia (every kind), reactive attachment disorder, ADHD, and sensory issues. Now let me be very very clear that I HATE LABELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is why I rarely talk about it at all really. I never want our children to think that they are a __________. They are not! They are children of the Almighty King, sinners just like me, and people that have the ability to change, heal, and learn- just like me. This is how I see my children first and foremost!!!
But, I would be lying to make it seem that our home was always fun and giggles too. So in the heart of this blog of being honest....I want to share some things. We have issues on a daily basis! There is rarely a day that there is no lying, harsh words, yelling, time ins, screaming, fits, crazy behaviors of all kinds. Sometimes all day long we are dealing with things. There are many times we have had to remind ourselves that we do have 8 children - so 8 times the needs, discipline, and usual stuff goes on here daily :)
So my selfishness that I addressed a few blog posts or so ago....HERE.......has to do with the fact that there are days I
So what are some things we are doing now.......Rocking Momma Challenge with 2 of our children for now, learning more about some of our children's specific sensory issues, teaching our children exercises to help connect right and left brain together, specific times with each of our children to listen and look into their eyes, other things to help with writing issues and reading issues- specific techniques, and trying daily to remember that we are NOT doing this on our own!
So I plan to expand on the above...in some future posts.....but for now I want to share a little bit about Joanna :)
she now is getting tooth number 3,
she can easily sit up from laying down on her own,
she can switch between scooting on her bottom to crawl and back again as needed at lightning speed, she is definitely getting into everything,
she has this silly fake cough thing that is just tooo cute,
she loves eating those baby puff things- like seriously gets very giddy when we get them out
she is finally taking 6 oz most of her feeds usually 6 times a day
she loves the music on our wii when we are playing :) actually just music in general- like when we do our praise and worships in the morning she is rockin out!
she loves our new rocking chair time during feeds :)
and we all love her even more every day- who couldn't with that beautiful smile!!!!!!!!!!!!