Monday, August 29, 2005

I had a nice long conversation with mom yesterday. We kind of think alot of D's running away comes from a friend of hers that she has been spending alot of time with. This other little girl also lives with her grandma, so I guess they have bonded. Her mom is in prison, and she calls her grandma "mom". Anyway, this little girl has tried to run awy 4 times. D's story is that she was going to this little girl's house, and she got mixed up and went the wrong way. It's hard to tell WHAT the truth is.

Mom is totally lost and doesn't know what to do with her now. D told mom she would run away again unless mom started homeschooling her. Mom doesn't want to automatically give her what she wants (doesn't want to send the message that if you run away we will give you what you want) but she is meeting with D's teacher today to try to find out what the problem is. Maybe we can start getting some answers.

DH went in to work today to start getting some of his qualifications. This is supposed to be his day off, but he has to go get trained, so he had to be gone by 7:30. He woke Evan up almost an hour early, so now he's being really diffacult. This is going to be a long, trying day.


At 12:08 PM, Blogger Anam Cara said...

It sounds like your niece may have a serious problem at school. Maybe she is is being picked on or bullied? I think it might be worth taking this seriously. I hope when your mom meets with your nieces's teacher she can give some insight. Otherwise, I guess you guys need to figure out the best way to get your nieces to open up and explain what the real problem is. Not a fun problem to deal with.

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Anam Cara said...

Sorry, I meant to say "niece" not nieces plural!

At 11:46 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Gosh, it does sound like it could be a problem that needs some major attention. They are so complicated at that age. They are mentally older than they are emotionally... I am wishing your mum all the best with sorting this out. She must be quite a lady, your mum:)


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