I really hate a change in schedule not because of the change but because I know what is going to be coming with my son when there is an unexpected change.
Today was a good example of a bad schedule change:
Monday nights are riding lessons (horseback).
The usual schedule:
Pick up grandkids from school, pick up son from school, go home and verbally remind my son that he goes horsebacking riding.
I then give him his afternoon pills.
Husband/dad gets home and then daughter arrives to pickup her children.
We hed to the car as husband/dad heads off to school.
Should be simple but it wasn't today:
husband/dad worked late, daughter called and was gonig to be late.
That was all it took - those two simple changes made for a horrible 30 minutes.
No one was where they were supposed to be.
So he sayd: Im' not going
Mom: yes you are going.
Son: no I'm not it is s free country
Mom - drops it for a little while to see if there is any calming. Did it help? no!
It has been up a notch. Yelling has entered picure and a cuss word here and there but then came the meltdown! He slammed his door so hard he knocked a picture of the wall that hit the piano.
I don't know if he had seen me so upset before. It was like a slap in the face - he was okay after he had picked up and then that was over. He got dressed was talking a teasing and ready to go.
I know it is going to be okay in the end it is the middle that I hate.
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