The month is gone…
We took the kids to SLC for a wrestling tournament that had 2 parts to it. Hunter and Dallin both wrestled and took first in the “True Beginner” portion of the tournament. It was a fun trip. We swam – Trish and Matthew came up and brought their girls, we went to the Aquarium before we came home – the kids loved that. We also did temple square and were able to see all the lights on the final night they were going to be on. The kids loved that. The visitor’s center was “So amazing” – they hadn’t been to the SLC visitor’s center before.
I was battling what was diagnosed as Perioral Dermatitis that whole week….it was very painful and the prescription that I had to be on was one that lasted 30 days. My chin was a disaster.
Later in the month we took Hunter and Dallin ( and one of Hunter’s friend’s, Tysen) to another wrestling tournament in LaGrande, Oregon. This was also a fun tournament. We let Gwendalin and Tyler stay with Trish and Matthew at home for this over nighter…and they got to play with friends. The boys did well, they were pleased with their efforts they both took 2nd place.
Overall the month was busy and fun. Hunter seems to be struggling with school, social life. Travis and I are concerned on a number of levels for him. We constantly butt heads, we are struggling to be respectful (well, Hunter is) – he is lost. We finally got him in with LDS Social Services to see a counselor and see if perhaps he can help him navigate through this hard time. It is awful as a parent to watch your child struggle so much and not be able to do anything about it. We just try to love him and help him in whatever ways we can and hope that the Lord will make up the difference. It’s hard, REALLY HARD. I don’t know that I would ever jump on the parenting ship if I knew how hard it was going to be.