I really can not stand the summer months! Its too hot, too sunny, and too boring for the kids. I lovingly look forward to September every year. It is my official start to Autumn. My favorite. Without fail, I ease into September like stepping into my favorite pair of jeans(which now, sadly, have a hole in the ass). It doesn't hurt that school starts up again, either! Hubs decided to take a few days off from the full time job to spend it with the kids before they head back. I love him. Today is the first day of his long weekend, and I feel relaxed already. Even David seems calmer this morning.
I feel like we've been stuck in this house since June. We take a trip down to my parents' house once a week for dinner, and we made it over to my aunt's house once or twice. Throw in a few sleepovers, and that's been our summer. I'm almost embarrassed when people ask the kids how their summer has been. Honestly, its been shitty! LOL We don't have a pool and we can't afford day trips...so all David can do is stare blankly when the question is asked. I am determined to try and give them a better summer next year. Even if we do only stay home, I have GOT to come up with a way to make it less boring. I realize that there is only so much that I can do, but I promise...I'll try harder next year!
On a Dup15q note, we were stunned this passed weekend to learn that Fen Li, from Bead Flora and Jewels decided to donate a portion of her proceeds to the Dup15q Alliance! She even threw in free shipping for the weekend to sweeten the deal! My sister "met" Fen back when she was planning her wedding. Fen HAND BEADED all of my sister's bouquets. They were(and still are) exquisite! Marie and Fen have since become friends, and dear, sweet Fen, hearing of Emily's diagnosis kindly "paid it forward". I am deeply touched.
So on a sappy note, I'll leave you with a few pics of the kids that I snapped off yesterday.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
I don't even know where to begin. I've been in a serious rut. I haven't blogged, baked or done very much sewing. I hate that, but I just can't seem to find the energy. Hubs is still working obscene hours to make ends meet. I'm on a two week hiatus of babysitting Mason while both of my kids are home for the last two weeks of summer break. Its been a nice break, but I miss the money! LOL School starts again on the 5th for Emily and the 6th for David.
David has been giving me a serious run for my flippin money. Its been an intense power struggle over the last few months, and it seems to be escalating. I'm at the end of my rope, and I'm pretty much willing to do anything to get this kid back under control! Bed time is the WORST! I have to start early every night because I know its going to be 20-30 mins of back and forth with him. Someone just recommended 60 mins of quiet time before bed(no tv, video games, ipad, etc). I'm going to attempt 30 mins to start and see how that goes. Its so hard being on my own @ bedtime 5 nights out of 7.
Emily has been doing well. She loved her summer session...she loves school...and that makes me relax. In June she had to have some dental work done. She had a massive cavity that I never even knew about because she won't let us look in her mouth very often. Have you ever been bitten by a 6 year old that has super human strength? Its no picnic! Anyhoo, we took her to the dentist for the first time...and I had no idea HOW he was going to get a good look...but he was fantastic! He got in there just enough to see what he had to and decided it would be our best bet to put her under general anesthesia to have all of the work done. Well, the next day, the monster cavity decided to rear its ugly head, and the whole left side of her face was swollen! After and seriously traumatizing trip to the oral surgeon, that was taken care of.(seriously, we've been through a lot of stuff with Emily, but this ranked top 3 worst experiences EVER!) About a month later she had the rest of the work done, and she's good to go!
I feel I have a new sense of purpose. This is what I'm supposed to be doing. Educating, and spreading the word about Dup15q, and kids like my beautiful Emily. Everything is starting to fall in place. I feel my confidence rising, and my energy slowly coming back to me. It won't happen over night, but I'm getting there. I still miss my hubs, David still exhausts all of my emotions at bed time, and everyday has a new struggle. However, I have decided to bring more positivity into my life. For a while, I was full of negative energy, but I have consciously decided that I must allow the positive in, and let it take over. Yes, some days are hard...but every moment is a chance to start over.