She has a cold right now and it is getting to that point of she is either going to get better or worse, today should tell. A few times she entered into a funk momentarily but we were able to help her turn it around and she did. She even went to her room and played on her own some - SHOCKING! She NEVER plays on her own she is always in hyper alert mode and seeking attention. She went in her room and played with Littlest Pet Shop toys and watched a movie.
She and Big Sis are doing famously. The looks of love that Miss M has for that Big Sis make my heart melt.
Big Sis has been a hormonal mess, I don't know. We will see what unfolds there.
Mr. C has had a few struggles. I call it the Gotcha Day Blues. This past week he has been full of emotions and minor melt downs and has needed a lot of reminders that I will love him forever and that he is always going to be mine. He did the same thing to Dad. He got into a big huff and was yelling that Dad is mean and that Dad doesn't like him, etc. It works well to direct him with very few words. I asked him to sit at the table and tell me about it. He sat down and started tugging at a bag of apples aggressively. Since he likes to smash and break things when he is upset I let him have at the bag for a minute and then he said, "Can you open this bag?!" So I took out an apple, washed it and began cutting it up. He sat munching and talking about how Dad doesn't help him do what he wants to do and Dad doesn't like him. I said, "Oh so when Dad is fixing your games he doesn't like you? Or when he takes you to the store just you and him he doesn't like you? I guess when you and him play chess on the computer together he definitely doesn't like you then? I that right?"
He said, "Well ..." and continued munching apples. I went back to cooking and it seemed he had resolved things in his mind. He went out to the garage where Dad was working and came back in with a sticker that Dad had made saying, "Mr. C # 1." Apparently he received the needed reassurance and moved on.
Later at bath time he said, "Be careful not to mess up my sticker from Dad."
For Miss M and Mr. C both this adoption anniversary time of year brings up a lot of "stuff". I have read about and agree that the brain remembers. No one has to tell them it is gotcha time, their behavior says it all.
Additionally, the Halloween decorations everywhere scare Mr. C and he has nightmares about all the spiders and spider webs. I fell like this next week will be better. Even still, the med has helped him greatly because his temper never escalated out of control. He was directed to his room and went and then I was able to go in and help him calm down.
Here are the pics from this weekend.