Are you having a rough week? Making some bad decisions? Things just not going your way? Well, let me tell you about some of the things I’ve done this week and you’ll instantly feel better about yours.
1. Michael has been in trouble for a week now for not listening. I’ll call his name over and over again and he just ignores me. I ask him to do something and he just gives me this blank stare. I can’t tell you how many times I have yelled, “You need to speak when an adult asks you a question, young man!” And I can’t count the number of times he’s been in time out this week. I took Bean to the doctor yesterday to check on his chest congestion, and guess what… he’s got fluid on both ears. He LITERALLY, MEDICALLY cannot hear me. Way to go, Mom.
(That reminds me of my first year of teaching when I wrote a kid up for repeatedly yelling out in class. When I called his mom to tell her about the detention, she screamed through the phone to me, “HE’S GOT TURRETS, YOU MORON!” Ahhhh, yes. Now I understand.)
(Side note: The doctor gave us a nasal spray to clear up the fluid on his ears. Try explaining to a five-year-old why he has to spray something in his NOSE to fix his EARS. Even I thought I sounded ridiculous. You should have seen the look he gave me.)
2. Chris had to go to work early today, so I took both kids to school (we usually split and do one each). In the hustle and bustle, I actually got all three of us dressed, ready, and out the door on time this morning. I felt pretty good about myself all day after that. So, imagine my surprise when I walked into the house tonight after work to find Big Molly standing at the backdoor. I had left her outside by herself all day long. She was pissed. Thank goodness it was a gorgeous day! What if I’d left her out in the rain? Or on a cold day? Or on a hot day? Poor Big Molly! I’ve been feeding her treats all night so she knows I’m really sorry.
3. I had a third when I sat down to blog, but I can’t even remember it.
Is it Friday yet?!?!?!
(Please enjoy these pictures of my kids that have absolutely nothing to do with my blog post. Thank you – Management)