Wednesday, September 12, 2012

So What! Wednesday

So What Wednesday

I don't know about you, but this week I am full of So Whats!

Today I totally blew off housework and Mattie and I met our bff's at the park. It was a gorgeous day, and the dishes were waiting for us when we got home.

I sometimes feel like a huge failure as a parent.

I am beyond annoyed because I had a perfect family holiday vacation planned out in my head, and even got Chris on board, and then found out the kids have to be back to school sooner than I thought and we won't have enough time. 

I thought for a minute about letting the kids miss a couple days of school so we could still do the trip, and then found out that Chris has to be back to work on the same day they have to be back in school. Not meant to be!

Mathilda is on a multitude of medications and is behaving like a lunatic. I am not so patiently waiting for an asthma diagnosis and hopefully a prescription for the same low dose steroid Lucy takes daily (and that has made a tremendous difference in her health!). I hate drugging up my kids, but I grew up constantly afflicted with respiratory issues and I can't stand the thought of my kids not being able to breathe like normal kids.

I worked in Mattie's classroom on her first day of preschool, and she behaved much better than I thought she would. Hooray for pleasant surprises!

Sometimes I think that we (meaning Chris and I) need to do something drastic with our kids to change the way they are growing up. Not like join a cult drastic, but something that would change their view of life and the world and help them become better human beings. 

I still read to Bethany and Connor at bedtime. We have been working our way through Anne of Green Gables for awhile.

I have never spanked my kids, but I yell at them plenty. And sometimes I think that's just as bad. But I would still never ever spank them.

The kids have only been back to school for a week and already bedtimes are slipping. There are not enough hours in the day!

I am so relieved that Lucy did not want a big birthday party this year. Yet I also can't help but feel that she got a little short changed. She's so easy to please, and I guess we better enjoy that while it lasts! 

I tried to tweak a frosting recipe for Lucy's birthday cake yesterday, and while it tasted delicious, it was a runny mess. I made do, but it was not at all what I had in mind.

It's 10 p.m. and I'm trying to make a very important decision. Should I go to the gym, or should I do laundry? Or should I go to bed with my book? Either way, I must stick with my 1 a.m. bedtime. This mama requires more than four hours of sleep!

I think I only eat lunch and dinner about 50% of the time. But I never skip breakfast.

I'm not really a big coffee drinker, but I want a Keurig. 

What are you saying So What! to this week?

1 comment:

Brandy Bruce said...

Sometimes I think we need to do something drastic too to help our kids act better!