Monday, January 10, 2011


I'm doing a pretty good job of remaining disengaged in the morning battle. I had promised Daughter lunch out if she got up on time yesterday. She didn't, so we didn't eat out. I didn't rant and rave or bring it up again, it was over.
She was apologetic, and she did get up in time to make it to church. This morning I promised her that if she did well this week, we'd go see a movie Saturday afternoon. She was interested and pleased when I mentioned it, but I don't know that it will be enough to get her moving in the morning.
We are settling into a routine, and it feels good. I have a schedule posted on the refrigerator that lists chores and the menu. Daughter likes that, and she was much more cooperative in the evenings. If only she could conquer the morning.... It's her problem, and her choice.


Miz Kizzle said...

What do you think is going on with her refusal to get up in the morning? Is the cold weather creating a desire to stay snug and warm in bed? Is it shame over facing the day with wet sheets? Is it depression/reluctance to face the reality of her life, sadly different from the lives of other young women her age? Or does it spring from a desire to manipulate you and tick you off?

Reverend Mom said...

I think she's rebelling-- or as her psychiatrist suggested, she has Oppositional Defiant Disorder. At this point I've told her it's her problem, and I'm not engaging. I suspect that frustrates her a bit.