I always learn something new every week. I got excited when this Blog Carnival first got started. It's been going on for a couple of weeks, but this is my first post.
1. One of the major things I've learned this week is the you are your best advocate. I had a doctor's appointment this week. I actually got into an argument with a doctor. He then threw his pen down and put his hands up in the air. I was finally sticking up for myself. I said I know myself, this is my body. You are wrong. Can you trust me on this? Please give me a chance for 30 days. He is giving me that chance.
2. I get things done when I speak up. I deal with a lot of conflict when I'm at work. I want to sit on the sidelines sometimes when I'm on my own time. Sometimes it feels nice to not be so confrontational. Angry Toddler was having some issues at school with another kid. I finally had enough and went to the school's director. I can't stand her. No one likes her. I knew that she would throw Angry Toddler's issues from last year back at me. I was ready for that. Every time she came at me with something about Angry Toddler, I came back at her with something. I did not get emotional. I did not let her control the situation and bully me. This was last Thursday. By Friday, the problem was solved.
3. I'm also learning about dealing with Angry Toddler ADHD. I know that I'm in this for the long run. I'm reading a lot about ADHD. I know that AT needs structure and guidelines. I'm also educating Angry Husband about what I've learned. He is also learning to be firm with Angry Toddler.
Julie is a 37 year old working mom. She is married to Angry Husband and has a 8 year old son, whom she might refer to as Angry Toddler, Baby Evil, Small Child, The Child, and The Toddler Tornado. She lives in Orange County, California. She enjoys talking about herself 3rd person, reading, and chatting online with friends. She started writing this blog to talk about things in her life, her pet peeves, and what makes Julie angry. She earned the nickname "Angry Julie Monday" from a co-worker, because Julie works weekends and is rather grumpy by the time Monday rolls around. You can e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org