Thursday, December 10, 2009
I had a nice morning/afternoon making truffles and dipping Oreos. It's been awhile...I couldn't find my truffle recipe (we lost it when we moved...I had printed another one, but it also disappeared) so I had to go print another copy. They aren't all perfect but they taste AMAZING!!! I made Peanut Butter Truffles with milk chocolate coating and Semisweet Truffles with bittersweet coating. I also dipped both regular oreos(the winter ones...for some reason, I love the red oreo centers) and the special edition candy cane oreos in milk chocolate. With white chocolate decoration. I have a couple more yummy projects to complete...hopefully on Monday.
Cole and I also completed the bulk of our Christmas shopping tonight, which leaves me feeling both relieved and excited.
On the Alec front...we had another incident today. Cole and I were discussing it while shopping, and it hit us...Kyle acts out like this when he's having social problems at school. Cole asked Alec about it tonight, and it appears that it may be a bullying problem that is causing him to act out. Cole discussed with him how to deal with bullies(today he was threatened to be beaten up, and apparently these 2 boys are also refusing to let him play with their group) but now I'm faced with a decision. I was bullied, and it left deep scars. I also remember, however, that my mom did EVERYTHING possible to help me deal with the bullies...she was my staunch defender, always. So...do I call the principal to report this? Do I give it some time, and see if Alec can handle it now that we've given him options? I don't want my kids to ever think that I didn't do enough to help him in situations like these...my mom was the only thing that got me through the bullies in my past. I'm leaning towards calling the school in the morning, because threatening violence is definitely against the rules (Kyle once got a disciplinary warning for shoving a kid that was trying to pull his shirt off).
Oh, the trauma that comes with being a parent...hoping that you make the right decisions about your kids at least most of the time.