Easter 2011

We chose to greatly simplify our Easter celebration this year. Breakfast at home, church, lunch just the four of us, a trip to see The Dad’s mom, a DVD, and bed. Baskets, presents, and candy all done before the actual day. No large gatherings of family or friends, no Easter dinner. Smooth and low key.

Our carefully thought out plan didn’t make it through church. The best of plans can’t stand up to a RADish on a holiday. Raspberries, ugly faces, nasty name calling. The Dad tried the don’t-rise-to-the-bait method for a long time- through half the sermon and most of the benediction. Then my little Radling kicked him. He took her out of the car. All the kids got Easter baskets filled with goodies after service. The Dad made sure he got one for Hope, so she had goodies to eat  with GB on the way home. I thought it was ridiculous, but The Dad thinks I am just vindictive.

Hope was no better during lunch. GB and The Dad are on the way to see his mom. The little Radling is watching a movie, staying as far away from me as she can.

A five point harness is on the top of my list, followed by keeping Hope home for very long time. My next trip will be a road trip with just GB. We will run away and spend a night away. I don’t know where we will go, but I guarantee Hope will not be with us.

Hoping all my readers had a great day, except those of you who have RADishes. To those with RADishes, I hope you had a peaceful day.

6 thoughts on “Easter 2011

  1. I'm with you. If you can't behave in church, you don't get a treat. All he did was reinforce the bad behavior.I feel sorry for Hope, I really do. She is a product of her previous environment (and I'd really like to be the snot out of her previous "mother"), but she's got to get with the program.

  2. Hugs! There's a trauma/attachment seminar in Fort Worth, TX in May if you're looking for somewhere to escape to… I'll be there! I was going through old pictures and found pictures of you guys and GB from our meeting in TX way back when. Too cute! Let me know if you want me to send them to you!Mary in TX

  3. Your day sounded so good in theory. Sorry it didn't turn out well. My little guy is still awake at almost 11:00pm. He just came downstairs screaming at the top of his lungs, spat his Melatonin out on the floor and stomped back upstairs. Lovely.

  4. Sorry to hear Hope didn't do well at church. We actually had a pretty good day. Things went really smooth.I totally agree with you about you and GB excaping for awhile. I'm sure she needs a break from the drama too.

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