This has to have been one of the worse days ever! As you know Ryley has severe ADHD (yes that is one of his labels!) and he started medication to help him focus and to be less impulsive because he is a danger to himself and others.
Well one of the side effects he has experienced is insomnia – severe – as in as soon as his medication wears off in the evening he is wild again and unable to sleep until about 3am – NO KIDDING! Of course once the morning rolls around he is so tired and doesn’t want to get up in the morning.
Finally today I was sick of the drama and torture (for me) in trying to get him up and ready for school so I said “Forget it! No medication today so hopefully you will sleep tonight!” What difference would one day make? HUGE! OMG!
At around noon I get a phone call from the school office informing me that the principal was in Ryleys classroom and she was requesting that I come to the school. Shit! Really!
Lucky for me my father in law was here so I didn’t have to drag out Thatcher and Tanner but I was not impressed.
When I got to the school I waited in the principals office for her and Ryley to arrive – all I could hear was Ryley laughing hysterically and shouting as he ran down the hall. Ugh!
Once they got into the office I could tell that Ryley was completely off the wall and wired. What exactly had he been up to all morning? Here is a quick list:
Running out of the classroom and doing cartwheels down the halls
Being a menace during carpet time and disturbing everyone
Roofing his brothers hat onto the portable during recess
pulling the fire alarm
talking back to the teachers and principal
Apparently the Principal had to stay with him for almost the whole morning because they were afraid of what he would do.
I called the Doctors office to see what we could do – obviously he cannot be off the meds but we need to fix the sleep. Tonight we tried giving it to him before bedtime so we will see what happens but it is now 11:43pm and he is still up……. sigh………
Have you ever been called to your child’s school to come and get him or her because they were misbehaving or out of control?
Until next time