You know, I thought my kids were old enough I wouldn’t have to walk in to scenes like this anymore. Nope.
This was the epiphany moment when I realized that these months of frustration with Kayli reminded me of the time before she was put on medication for her ADHD. The herbal supplements we had been trying for the last 3 months weren’t helping.
How did I not notice it earlier? I thought she was struggling with coming home after living with my brother for 6 months. I thought she was bored because she is very outgoing and has a mommy that can’t go anywhere. I thought she was struggling getting used to a new school year.
Nope, she was struggling because she couldn’t focus without her meds. I looked at that and mentally slapped my palm to my forehead. Without the meds she can’t focus enough to draw a picture or put legos together- she’d hardly done those things in the previous months.
Just the day before she had sprayed Pam cooking spray all over the floors (and her brother). She wouldn’t do her chores- more signs. It was like I needed a neon sign to finally get through to me. Poor girl. Time to get her some more medication!