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Odd posted Oct 29, 2005
by nene

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The layout deals with a very serious subject, but the comment was funny. I wanted the layout to reflect the comment and the serious journaling is hidden behind the pic.
These are the Heidi Swapp that I traced, cut out(PITA) and painted.
Journaling reads:
Yes, ODD does spell odd. You were quick to point that out when Dr Joshi gave use the diagnosis of ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. But, this is what you have, NOT what you are.

Symptoms of ODD may include:
Throwing repeated temper tantrums
Excessively arguing with adults
Actively refusing to comply with requests and rules
Deliberately trying to annoy or upset others, or being easily annoyed by others
Blaming others for your mistakes
Having frequent outbursts of anger and resentment
Being spiteful and seeking revenge
Swearing or using obscene language
Saying mean and hateful things when upset
Baby, you’re a textbook case. Which is NOT a good thing.

It breaks my heart as your mother to know that you have trouble making and keeping friends. It’s not that you don’t care about others. You have one of the BIGGEST hearts of any child I have ever met. It’s that you have trouble showing this to others. You don’t realize how your actions make people feel. As the person who receives the brunt of your moods, I can understand completely why other children don’t want to play.

I want you to be happy ALL the time. You put on a great show to hide your pain. You are always the 1st to laugh and joke around. Mommy does it too. It’s a fantastic way to hide from the rest of the world and pretend that everything is okay. But, it doesn’t work forever.

The only thing that will work is LOTS of therapy for BOTH of us. Mommy has to learn what she is doing wrong and you have to learn to control these urges and find other ways of expressing yourself.

We will do whatever we have to do to work through this. No matter how hard it is, no matter how much you fight me, Mommy will NEVER give up on you.

I PROMISE!

Products Used
This submission used products from ... Making Memories, Bazzill, Treehouse Designs, Heidi Swapp



Comments

moodyonceamth
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11/7/07 7:51 pm
This is atunning, Nene. I love it.


ctaylor0312
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11/7/07 9:42 am
Wow! Has you son seen this LO and read the journaling? I'm speechless. This such a wonderful piece of your childs life. I commend you, my ds has ADD and I thought that was tough, not even close to what you have to deal with on a day to day basis. Your a rock! And are awesome!


koala1966
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11/6/05 12:01 pm
This layout is wonderful - and your journaling deals so well with a difficult subject, such an important piece of his history to capture.


pjw
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11/1/05 1:13 pm
He is soooooooooo cute!


baltoscrapper
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11/1/05 10:28 am
ok, crying over the journaling here..........


Judy in NM
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10/31/05 10:38 am
Fabulous journaling and layout.


Scrap Goddess
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10/31/05 7:39 am
What a wonderful way to journal this in your life. You are amazing, and Avery is a gem!


Kelly_P
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10/30/05 8:45 pm
Great layout and what a beautiful boy!


Kathy
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10/30/05 6:03 pm
This is exactly what scrapping is for; excellent job and kudos to you! (I hadn't heard of ODD before, but I really understand now, thanks to your excellent journaling and willingnes to share it with us.) Your son is one fortunate boy to have you as his mom.


annaspeakin
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10/30/05 12:59 pm
What an awesome LO! The journaling is very touching. It shows the love, the admiration, the devotion you have for your little boy. How lucky you both are to have each other!


LoveMyBella
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10/30/05 12:28 pm
Ok, really, don't make a girl cry! Love the layout! Love you.


Janet
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10/30/05 9:06 am
Super journaling!


pnutsmum
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10/30/05 7:36 am
I love this layout! The journaling is amazing and you can really feel the love and the devotion! You truly are an amazing woman and one fantastic mom. Avery is really lucky to have someone like you in his corner, and you are one lucky girl to have a boy in your life too!


Deirdra
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10/30/05 5:18 am
OK, crying again!


-Mo-
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10/29/05 11:24 pm
This is a great LO!


Stormy_Cat
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10/29/05 9:32 pm
Wow renee you are on a roll, truly truly touching. Avery is such a lucky young man to have you as a mother


carrie123
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10/29/05 8:54 pm
This is great and the journaling so from the heart.


MaBuglet
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10/29/05 7:38 pm
This is fantastic. You guys have me in your corner! I'll know it will be worth the effort!


Flasher
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10/29/05 6:35 pm
Simply AWESOME!


bluejeans7
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10/29/05 6:25 pm
Your journaling is awesome. Great job. And I love the enlarged black & white photo.


mamasteng
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10/29/05 6:25 pm
love how you added the hidden journaling behind the picture! great lo!


suslvgeo
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10/29/05 6:18 pm
OMG Nene. The journaling is absolutely AMAZING. This is truly what scrappin is about. I LOVE the pic and the letters look fawesome.