....my dad is in the hospital. He has pneumonia, and it looks like he'll be there for a few more days. This is the only time that I don't like living far away. Cause calling him several times a day just doesn't seem like enough. We should be there going to see him every day with the kids, and bringing him treats.
.....I have an issue with a friend of Andrews. He was over at his friends house the other day, and his friend bit him. For some reason, this friend of his only acts like this when Andrew is at his house. In every other place (our house, school, park) they play very well, and there aren't any of these issues. His mom is just as surprised, and there were a few incidents before of Andrews' friend being too physical with him before. Each time he gets into trouble, so it's not like his mom just blows it off. Here is my problem: Matt knows, and doesn't want him going over again. Which I understand. I also have a standing offer (and her for me) to pick this friend up from school, or drop him off. I've watched both of her kids before, and she has watched mine. So, I'm not quite sure how to tell her this without it causing a problem. We can still pick him up and take him to school as well as have him here and play at the park. Just not at their house until he learns not to treat Andrew that way. So, if any of you have any great ideas, please share. I like this friends mom, and am looking forward to getting to know her better.
.....I got released as Primary chorister. I am now the Primary pianist. Which suits me quite well as I play the piano. Unfortunately, today there were some pretty major changes with primary, that were not announced from the pulpit so that the parents could direct their children, nor was I told or my former pianist. And they looked at us like we were supposed to know about the change. There have already been a few issues with some of these people that are not communicating to me. And luckily, as the pianist, I won't have to deal with them directly any more. But I still feel that the issues need to be addressed as the person that is replacing me will also have to deal with it and that there need to be changes made so that there is better communication. One specific person hates confrontation. And I would have talked to this person today, but I was really irritated that they couldn't send a simple email letting us know about the change. If this were the only thing, I would have no problems. It's in combination with the other things that make it a problem.
....I have two yucky phone calls to make tomorrow. One to Andrew's friends mom, and one to this other person in primary. The fact that I'm even willing to make these phone calls means that I'm doing better. Because at a different time I just would avoid the issue at all costs. Yet, here I am, willing to face it head on. One thing in my favor is that we move again in December, so if things get really yucky, I won't have to see these people forever. One bad thing is that 7 months is still a long time....sigh.......
I'm going to sleep on it and hopefully I will have some inspiration tomorrow morning so that I can make both phone calls the best they can possibly be. You know, sometimes this adult thing is just not fun.
Letters to a Beleaguered SCMC Member
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