It is amazing what happens when you take a child away from her siblings and just have that quality time together. Let’s face it, you really can’t divide your time evenly between three kids so we make a conscious effort to spend alone time with each kid separately.
We went to target and picked out a new night-light, because you know I am tired of having two kids in the bed with me each night. Then we went to Red Robin for dinner. She talked my ear off the entire and I loved it! We chatted about pokemon, and school staring. She told me about her favorite parts of school, gong to the library of course ;). we laughed and enjoyed our dinner.
Next we walked around the mall and just talked and window shopped. She loves claire’s so we went into their and looked at all the fun jewelry and even bought her and her sister a sleep mask. That kid proudly took her mask and placed it on the top of her and walked the entire mall with it on her head! It was the cutest thing ever and she wore it like a boss lol!
What would a good date be without ice cream so that was next. We ate and then went home. Plugged in their new night lights and both girls stayed in their beds all night long!!! Woohoo!! Let’s hope this sticks because I am ready to lose my shit if I have to spend one more night with feet in my back.
Now that I have shared my Every Day mom moment with you it is to share yours. Add your link using the inlinkz form and then hop on over to read some fun posts! The rules are that simple.
A shout out to Life,Kids and a Glass of red for giving us a post on the dreaded dinner time! I know that dinner time is always a struggle in this house so it resonated with me in a big way. I too have tried everything and well sometimes you just have to say it is, what it is. Thanks for sharing :)
Now add your links and let’s have another week of fun shall we!
I started following Rara shortly before she was sent to prison. She hosted a wordpress Daily prompt and I instantly fell in love with her spirit and personality! Let’s show her that she has a place here on the blogosphere if and when she decides that she is ready :)
Originally posted on The Monster in Your Closet:
After fifteen months behind bars, Rara steps–or has already stepped–through the gate to freedom and mamasaur hugs today. Her husband won’t be there to meet her, but she will be surrounded by love nevertheless: in person, unrestrained, unrestrainable love.
A couple weeks ago, she wrote, “I feel as if I must be dead to the internet[.] Who out there even knows of me after 438 days?”
I’d like to join @matticusdj and @Card_Castles in asking you to show a little #RawrLove today. Rara might not see your messages today, or even in the next few days; when she does, they’ll be a lovely reminder that she remained vibrant in this space despite her physical removal from it. She didn’t have to keep typing here to keep filling up hearts.
All the same, I can’t wait for her to get typing again.
It’s time. Finally, thankfully,
It’s our favorite time of the week again where we all share our favorite posts for the week! You can share old or new blog posts with the group! We love reading your family friendly stories. For those of you just joining us, we started this link up due to a post I wrote about being a normal, every day mom! The encouragement from that post made me think of this weekly feature in which every mom or dad can go, to feel supported and understood.
Last week I really enjoyed This post by The Ten Thousand Hour momma! She is due to have her baby any day now and peeper will be a big sister!
Now the rules are simple: Just add your post using the inlinkz form and enjoy the posts of all the other parents out there. Try to comment on at least two post because hey, that’s how a blog party works right? We want to discover new talent and meet some fun new people :)
Now on to the blogging fun! Let’s have a big week and share ,share, share!
“mommy can I sleep next to you tonight?” Of course you can I said as I looked into those beautiful blue eyes of hers. Part of me wanted to hold you and never let go, part of me wanted to cry and part of me wanted to yell and scream.
Today had been a particularly stressful day as 7yo had her routine physical. She did really well until it was time to look in her throat. Suddenly without warning my happy little girl began to cry uncontrollably. “I remember what I wanted to talk to you about!” I said to the physician’s assistant as she tried to examine my daughter’s throat.
7yo is incredibly sensitive and will cry over sometimes what seems like nothing to us but is quite obviously something to her. I have mentioned before that I was cautiously watching her behavior as there have been times I have caught her with tears down her eyes and no explanation as to why. appearing to come out of nowhere, I have just seen my daughter cry.
As I explained to the practitioner what her behavior is or can at times be and how often it occurs we discuss the need for an evaluation from a counselor. She explains that 7yo most likely is having anxiety and she can help provide her with techniques to cope. The whole time I am holding back tears of my own thinking what if it is something more.
What if my fun, sweet, smart little girl has something more going on in her head. What if counseling is not enough. I know I shouldn’t go to worse case scenario but I am a nurse. This is what we do! prepare for the worst and hope for the best! Except the worse scares the living shit out of me! Can my child at 7yo be depressed? can it be even worse than that?
There are times that I just look at think Can she feel my love? She doesn’t say I love you to me and my husband and I don’t think she ever has. She can be cuddly but it is the very rare occasion. Her nails are short and I rarely have to cut them because she picks at them, which is undoubtedly a nervous habit.
Does she know how truly amazing she is? She is so smart and beautiful. She reads at a fifth grade level and is quite the artist! I love displaying her art on any surface I can find. Can she feel how proud I am of her and the little person she is becoming?
Does she know that I would do anything to keep her safe? Does she feel safe? She can talk for hours about her pokemon characters or tell me about what she did that day, but when I ask her about her feelings she can’t or will not explain them. She will not tell me what makes her sad.
As I lay in bed with her sweet little head next to mine, I study her. Her long, curly blond hair that is turning just a shade darker than it used to be. Her long, thick eyelashes that catches everyone’s attention. Those cheeks that remind me of the day she was born. They are the same cheeks of that precious baby that I held over 7 years ago for the first time.
I looked at that baby with such pride in my heart. I knew right away that this girl would be beautiful, stubborn, independent, brave and a force all her own. I can say with the utmost of certainty that I was right. She is beautiful, stubborn, indepenedent and a force to be reckoned with. As I take my hand and rub her back with her eyes succumbing to the gentle touch I wonder to myself. Can she feel that? Can she feel my love?
I ask for your prayers as we go through her first counseling evaluation. I ask for your stories if you have gone through something similar. I know it could be worse and I am thankful that we are in a position to make sure that if something is going on, then we can take the time and energy to help her. My heart wants to believe that I am being paranoid and this is normal child behavior, but my gut says something differently. I just pray that the answers come soon and that we can provide her with tools to help her in situations where she feels scared or unsafe.
Most importantly I just hope that she feels my love…..