I just have to wonder. What the hell goes through Jacob's mind?
He knows how to behave. He was "normal" last Thursday and Friday. He kept his voice down, he got his chores done, he cleaned up after himself, and even initiated conversation with us a few times.
I don't even know what happened today.
I am telling you, it's fricking insane here.
I had to put him outside. AGAIN. I had to disable our garage doors. And the doorbell.
My mother bought us a book, as if we don't have or haven't read enough of them. He apparently dug through my husband's things at some point because this is how he found it yesterday:
Way to steal my post-its.
I guess I should feel glad he was curious enough to check it out. The vandalism I could do away with.
This actually points more toward a bipolar diagnosis as bipolar patiens do not think they have anything wrong with them that others are making it all up just to piss them off. At least this is my synopsis from the things I have read and the time I spent with my mother-in-law. She would also stop taking her medications. Jacob, as far as I can tell, didn't have any today.
We couldn't find Adam's game this morning. I had locked it in the safe a few days ago at Adam's request because he was just so tired of Jacob stealing it. When I opened it today, it wasn't there. I wracked my brain to remember if I took it out, but I know I didn't. Adam went upstairs and found it underneath a shelf in Jacob's room. Of course. No wonder he acted like an ass and got his game removed. Why behave? He had a back-up. That pisses me off, for sure, but the real problem with this is apparently he knows our safe code. The safe that has all of our important papers, emergency money, and Derick's guns. I don't know much about that safe, but I sure hope you can change the combination. How in HELL did he do that?
Elizabeth (because I didn't know how) had to install the Wii downstairs because Jacob spent so much time changing everyone's names to dirty words and erasing all of their accomplishments. And really, I just don't want them to have to go upstairs around him anymore.
Since the contract did not work (no surprise there), I told him my next step was going to the school and talking with his LDC (Leadership Development Corps) Commander. They have a creed they are to follow at all times and, well, he obviously isn't. He LOVES LDC and has the opportunity to be a group leader and hold office next school year. If Captain finds out he is behaving this way, that won't be an option any longer. In fact, he may even be kicked out. I would hate to do that to him, but I will. I thought by actually putting him in this program he might realize I am serious, but so far, he doesn't seem to get it. He needs to know I mean business.
I have a babysitter here tomorrow and the next day for ten hours while I relearn the same crap I learned when I got my degree, but hey, I have to do it, and, well, I won't be here. If he pulls this crap while she's here, he's going to find out just how much business I mean.
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