Ch 57: Something Wrong

I don’t know what is going on with Melvin. He is so angry lately. When he’s not yelling, he’s usually sleeping, or moping around the house. He hasn’t even wanted to have his friends come over after school. Occasionally he will invite someone over, but it is usually a little girl from his class. I can’t remember her name right now.

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I have tried asking for advice from the online parenting group, but none of their ideas have worked. I’m afraid that when we lost Cameron, I also lost my sweet little boy.

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I’ve also asked some of my other friends. Most of them are parents. I had hoped they had some advice on how I can help Melvin through this. They were as much help as the parenting group. You would think that his father would have at least have had some clue how to help his son, but that was not the case.

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I guess I should just be happy that Melvin goes through the motions of his day to day life. He still eats, sleeps, bathes, and goes to school. He just mopes through it all.

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I can’t even get him to play with the doll house any longer. Melvin and Cameron spent hours playing there together. Now he won’t go near it. He just stands outside on the deck and looks in the window at it.

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I think it has something to do with Antonia being in the room. He doesn’t seem happy that she is here. I have seen him scowling at her and mumbling about how she causes trouble.

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I thought that when he started inviting his friend over after school that he would play with the doll house again. Instead he leaves his friend to play alone while he stands outside and watches through the window. It is breaking my heart and I don’t know what to do.

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He has been spending a lot more time on his tablet. When I ask him what he is doing, he quickly puts it away. I did catch a glimpse of a picture that he was looking at before he put it away the last time. It was one of him and Cameron that was taken a few years ago. I am glad he has the pictures of the two of them together. I don’t want him to ever forget his sister, and I can use the pictures to tell Antonia about her big sister and what a special girl she was.

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