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Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 @ 6:57 pm
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Warren had another awesome day at school today. He is continueing to prove what I've suspected all along, he can behave quite well when sufficiently motivated. Part of my job is motivating him, in this case with the desire to earn back his psp, and stay out of juvy. It's amazing how well he does, when the alternative suddenly doesn't look so attractive anymore.

Before he would get in trouble and just get sent home. I would yell and threaten and ground him. He would make a promise to do better. I would offer a reward and he would want the reward before he earned it. Now that the cart is in back of the horse where it belongs, things are smoother. Not totally fixed by any stretch, but we've definately choosen the right path for now. He still has a bit of a 'tude but is cooperating, despite not liking it.

He still hasn't done his "chores" I will give him one more reminder, after that, it will be up to him. I won't remind him again until he starts asking me about getting his psp back. (Reminder to self: double check hiding place, as kid is too smart for his own good).

My diet seems to be okay, though lately I've been feeling hungrier. It seems easier to avoid junk food at home. When I am at work I am so programmed to eat, that it is harder to make healthier choices. Plus I have better choices at home. I stock up more at work, but I don't trust the fridge Nazi who has been taking care of the fridges. She is way over anal, compared to G***, who everybody loved, and who knew everyone and what belonged to who, and what was left or garbage. *sigh

I want to once again give my many thanks to all who were so supportive of me and Warren. It sure makes life a lot easier knowing other people think you are on the right path, and not loosing your mind.

Warren's problems are by no means solved, but I think we have found a path that will help us find a solution. I've also been looking into Because I love You and Tough Love. Both excellent groups, neither of which unfortunately has a group here in FM. But I did get on some good mailing lists.

I'm just not ready to deal with what will happen in April when Mike is out again. We have a few ideas, but I'm not ready to talk about everything right now, for legal reasons and lest I jinx myself. Suffice to say, there are going to be some very unhappy men here in Fargo, if things go my way.


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In every neighborhood there is at least one house that all the neighbors gossip about. This is a diary from the woman who lives in that house. I am a single mother in her mid thirties. I live in North Dakota with my son, Warren.

I tend to be a bit of a slob, and am the opposite of a girly-girl. I am geek girl, who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Buffy, Angel, action movies, science fiction, action adventure, Dr. Who, and so on and so on.

I love to write and while I don't post much fiction online anymore I would love to be a writer someday. I am also overweight, bipolar and suffer from allergy induced asthma.