I don't know where the time has gone! I didn't realise my last post *listens for bugle* was so long ago.
The study keeps going. I know I should be working on one of my assignments right now but I keep putting it off. It's a multipage report for a risk assessment. Not the health and safety kind of risk but business risk. There are still some people I've seen on the group who say that the units aren't relevant to what they want to do, or are doing. But I think they are. They involve management, HR, risk, practical units, and role plays. I think I hate the role plays the most. Yes. Let me reevaluate that statement. I definitely hate the role plays the most.
And by multipage I mean about five. Including table of contents. Ha! Okay, so that's not many. For one of the other units, some people are submitting huge ones around 45 pages. I really don't know how. I have been putting quite an effort into my reports, working them like they are for work. I've tailored that back after realising that all I really need to do is demonstrate that I understand the concept. *lazy for the win*.
Elder has moved back in. Until she can get a job and funds for her own place. At least this time she hasn't brought all her things with her. We just don't have the space. Not in this house. And it's been about four weeks so far and I'm still enjoying her company.
Teen came to collect her car. It was only for a couple of days but the house certainly got louder. She seems to really like her car. She, Elder, and MOTH took it back home for an overnight stay. I tried to talk him into staying another night because that drive is tiring. He chose to come home the next day. They brought the old bluebird back. We're still not quite sure what to do with it yet. Probably keep it till the registration runs out then sell it as is.
Things haven't been going well with Niece at present. For some reason she's beginning to resort to the behaviours she exhibited while she was living with her mother. She does not do this while she is with me, but will misbehave for other adults. Two weeks ago I received a phone call from her teacher. Apparently she had kissed "quite passionately" a boy at her work place. I was so angry because she knows this is not acceptable behaviour. Her teacher was very less than impressed. I believe she waited for the bus to come in and spoke to Niece as soon as she got to school. She was supposed to eat her lunch in solitary and work in solitary at the workplace in future as "she can't be trusted". I removed access to her music and her favourite photos for a week. It was a long week and she sulked quite a bit over the weekend but at least I didn't have to listen to her singing.
I checked with her the following Tuesday but she told me that she didn't have to sit in solitary. I think I might follow this up with her teacher.
Niece has had a new support worker for the last four weeks. I think I've mentioned this before. But she doesn't behave well for this one. Two of the four weeks she's been out she has been badly behaved. Much as she used to do while she was living with her mother. And tonight she was bought home early as she was very badly behaved. Sulking. Wandering off. Poking tongues. So I have given the support worker the option of coming next week. She says she will but we have decided that they will go to the library. And Niece will not be purchasing supper or going shopping. I'm so very disappointed. I have again confiscated her music, her photos, and her makeup. Which was in her bag for her respite stay this weekend. And I'm not going to give it back in a hurry.
I really don't know where this behaviour is coming from and why on earth she thinks she can get away with it. And I don't know how to stop it either because she knows it's not appropriate. She well knows it.
At least though it goes toward the assessment the disability liaison officer and I worked on. We had a home visit a couple of weeks ago to establish behaviours and funding needs. Some of the behaviours we crossed off as to that point they hadn't occurred. And now possibly they may suddenly begin appearing. I'm a little worried about that.
MOTH wants her gone at the end of the year...