Sunday, November 13, 2011


Daughter knew I was picking her up at 7:30 this morning. The staff that does morning meds doesn't start work until 7:00. Daughter was not happy. She wanted things earlier, and apparently was very nasty with staff, threatening them with the wrath of mom. When I got there at 7:30, she had had her breakfast and was ready. She did not like the lecture I gave her in front of staff. I told her she had to relax and that she was to show staff respect. She accused me of dumping her on their doorstep and stormed out to the car. She sat in the backseat on the way here.
I told her if she wanted to stay with me today, she needed to improve her attitude. She has decided she wants to go with me to the funeral home, which surprised me. It's going to be a busy day, and hopefully a good one.


Miz Kizzle said...

Your DD is a good observer. She saw how upset you were with the staff failing to understand the importance of her diet and she thought she could threaten them with your ire when things didn't go her way.
It never ceases to amaze me how savvy some people with intellectual disabilities can be.

Reverend Mom said...

I don't know if she has-- I've been very careful to remain positive in front of her. We talk about it being a learning process. She was shocked at the preplacement meeting to hear that the staff hadn't been trained yet. The one thing they did get was not to let Daughter see them sweat. They call me out of her earshot.