Today was a day that I had scheduled as tight as could be. I am trying to catch up with the backlog of work that I have…( My “Must do immediately, should have been done three weeks ago” list is growing to absolutely unimaginable proportions!) And the frustrating thing was that Ricki was so uncooperative, and so sassy, that I felt like a total idiot in my inability to manage her behavior.
It is so frustrating to see her act in ways that is detrimental to her own self. Sometimes I feel like I am just hitting a wall of bricks in my efforts to get her to be congenial, to not make faces at others, to do homework. I suspect that I am too negative, and not generous enough in my praise. I want to try and change that. Surprise-it’s not easy.