I got the call I’d been dreading this entire summer. My Uncle Richard passed on October 17th. On one hand, I’m so glad I went with my mom to see him and the family this past April when I was home for a visit. On the other, I can’t helping thinking that I’ll never walk into that house and get a huge hug from him again. I already miss him and I’m 6000 miles away. His viewing was Sunday and funeral was Monday. My mom says the chapel was filled. My brother was named after him and he touched so many people in Bryan/College Station and working for Texas A&M.
I’ll miss you,
Richard Stone, Jr.
June 14, 1932 – October 17, 2013
So it seems the tantrums have a mind of their own. Klarka spent the weekend with her father, and he claims there were ZERO meltdowns. I did some research and found the Child Behavior Checklist created by Dr. Noel Swanson. We each did our own surveys and compared. Once we compared it was easier to talk about everything. It’s amazing how different, yet similar several of our answers were. It’s easy to discern that she acts very different around both of us. I am a lot stricter when it comes to discipline. Karin will attempt to be, but gives in when Klarka goes into total meltdown. It’s not something I can do. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I do raise/discipline kids like my mother did to us. She wasn’t physical unless needed, but I do have a lot of patience and can easily ignore a child once I’ve said no. Screaming fits don’t bother me as much as other adults.
I’m hoping that once school gets really going and the routine set, Klarka will become easier to handle. She’ll no longer have golf on Wednesday afternoons, but that’s just until April when she’ll restart out in Líšnice. So a bit less on the workout every week will hopefully help.
Btw, just gotta say, I love facebook. I’ve found sooo many aunts, uncles, cousins, etc on there and I ❤ you facebook lol 😀