Well, I started my day off this morning with Cade having yet another severe asthma attack. . . We are starting to have this occurence one too many times in the Allen household. He just coughs and coughs so hard that he finally throws up. It is great fun. I assume you all know that I am kidding about the fun part. Anyway, he is on 2 medications, and 2 inhalers for his asthma, and still having quite a significant number of flare ups. So I made the desicion today to schedule him an appointment with an allergist. He goes on the 31st of January. I don't know what else to do at this point. Remember Mr. Cade in your prayers. . .
Then on to my other problem child. . . .These boys are going to be the death of me. . .I am serious. Ian has struggled on and off in school since the beginning of the fourth grade. So this year has been an eye opener for him. Fifth grade is the year where they "are getting you ready for middle school". I can't believe that I just wrote that. . . My baby, my first born, is going to be in middle school this year. . .in 2008. . . If we make it through this difficult time we are having, that is. His report card wasn't the best. . .I expect alot from my kids though. They are smart kids. Ian, especially, just tends to be a little preoccupied. We have tried and tried to get it through his head how important grades are, and that football isn't everything. Wonder where he got that thought perception from???? Anyway, to make a very long story short. . . We got report cards, not good, Ian has been grounded from all fun things in his life. . . .Not helping situation. . .so this morning. . .The Parent Teacher conference. We learned quite a few things during this hour with the teacher. . .Ian also got to be present during this conference, which I thought was a very good move on the teacher's part. Ian doesn't like to dissapoint anyone, especially James. . .so I am hoping and Praying that after today. . .things will get better. I think now with our eyes open to the "situation" and knowing the teacher is on our side. . . We are going to get through this. . .and along with lots of prayer. . . So remember Ian also in your prayers. . .
Just felt the need to blog this. . .it is almost therapy for me. . . I think it is good to blog the "not so perfect" things in our lives also. . .Keeps us real. . . : )