Like the photo? It's real life......It's not the life I planned and it makes me laugh.
This is part of the Sunday night mommy pharmacy set-up as I fill a weeks medication boxes for the crew (and myself) as the team watches Food Network piled on top of Dr H in the next room.
It's funny because......
It was stupid. It was foolish and it was simply my ubber self sufficient - love-is-enough- we can deal with these problems without the interference of any doctor/county worker/outside medical specialist type of mentality.
Maybe it was because I grew up in a coal mining town with a deeply ingrained, fist shaking tendency toward authority...maybe it was simply a naïve hope that FASD/LD/ADHD/ODD/and a mishmash of anxiety and other issues could be managed without outside interventions.
Thankfully we live in Minnesota where the doctors are plentiful and the mediations are available (if you holler loud enough and have enough starch in your undies to face down the authorities) to help support our family members who's brain and body chemistry need balancing in order to live happy and productive lives.
So on Sunday night I set up shop and start cracking the lids....knowing that I am making a positive choice for the team and putting in place this particular support understanding that medication is an important and regular piece of our successful life together.
Because medication is a GOOD THING in our life - just like healthy eating, good counseling, time in the Word and right thinking.