I'm soooooo glad it's Friday, not only because it's the end of the week, but also because BM decided to see her kids this weekend!! It just so happens to coincide with the weekend that my DD is going to her father's house too. I'll miss her dearly, but I'm looking forward to a break from SD7, so so much. If you've read my other post, I have a DD(6), SS(6), and SD(7). SD7 is a nightmare on a good day. I feel bad for her, because her mother has never been reliable or 'there', but the bathroom habits! OMG the bathroom habits! She is a highly intelligent 7 year old - in the words of her therapist "she's a genius, very advanced for her age". I couldn't agree more - super smart, but she knows it and uses it to manipulate the situation. Let's be real here, we have two 6 year olds and a 7 year old. We shouldn't have to worry about accidents on the norm. But wait! SD7 decided that she doesn't want to use the toilet, and if she does, she won't wipe! We've tried everything from reward charts, therapy, punishment, behavior charts, etc...and it's only getting worse!! She's also gotten a clean bill of health from the pedatrician, but it's only getting worse! For example:
My DH left for work around 5am this morning. So it's my responsibility to get the kids off to school. SD7 decided to sh*t herself 4 times! 4 times before we left the house!! Before you ask, no she's not sick. She just refuses to finish going. So she will tell me she did, get cleaned up, and before I know it, she soiled herself again. She doesn't care either - she would go to school smelling and covered in poo, without a care in the world. I've had it! No matter what I do, I'm the bad guy. Her brother(6) asks her why she's so mean to me. I know she is starving for attention from her mom, and unfortunately I'm the punching bag, but with working full time and three young kids, I'm exhausted.
Please tell me, that this is just a phase and she should outgrow it soon! Her therapist just keeps saying it takes time, and I get that, but it's been months and it's only getting worse!!