There have been family issues I’ve been dealing with this weekend and while this blog is important, family is a thousand times more so.
Yesterday was bad and after I hit “Publish” on my last post, it went into a nosedive. There are a number of things I need to work trough before I’ll be ready to write about them; maybe once I talk with my therapist next week, but only time will tell.
If I thought last night was rough then today was ready to show me what a bad day really looked like beginning with having a police officer at my front door to do a welfare check… not on me, but on my youngest who had someone concerned about them enough they called social services. Now his mother and I are looking to get him into therapy and taking a number of precautions as well.
I remember when each of my children were small how difficult it was to get much, if any, sleep. As much from overall concern to the practical reasons every parent deals with and now, all these years latter, I wonder if I’ll ever be able to sleep comfortably again.
Tonight has gone to hell in a hand basket.
Are better than others but this wasn’t one of them.
The day went down hill almost from the start and hit rock bottom just a short time ago. I wasn’t the one to have a melt down but it sure seems I have had a part in what happened.
It has been a very long and trying week and I am more than glad to see it go.
Spent most of the day cleaning the basement after a sewer backup. Still have more to do tomorrow.
England’s only NHS youth gender clinic lowered the age at which it offers children puberty blockers, partly based on a study now being investigated.
Having some family issues I need to take care of.
“Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria” (ROGD) also seems science-ish on the surface. After all, it’s a four-word technical-sounding term — seriously, who but scientists would have come up with such an esoteric-sounding name?! And I can easily imagine how laypeople who may have come across this term in The Globe and Mail, National Post, or National Review (all of which have recently published ROGD op-eds) might mistake this for an authentic medical condition or diagnosis, even though it is not rooted in actual science.