If we were having coffee, I would apologize for my absence lately. It has been over two months since my last blog post. I would say let’s sit and catch up.
I doubled up on my classes last semester and that is largely the reason I dropped off the blogosphere. Taking full time courses while working full time and childrearing full time. Well.. That’s a lot of full time gigs for one person and something had to go. Naturally it was the one thing that I do for myself. This here blog. I was barely meeting my deadlines and somehow managed to pull off an A in all four classes. Some people say it doesn’t matter as long as you pass, but for anyone who know me an A is the only grade that will do. I am on a two week break then it is back at it, but this time I am only taking two classes total. The classes are 8 week courses, so it will end up being only on class at a time. Graduation is in December and all this work will finally be worth it. I wish I had done this right after I graduated from nursing school, but here I am getting my bachelor’s twelve years later.
WE have been deep in the throes of childrearing at this house, and it has been quite stressful. The tantrums, fits and constant sibling fighting have had me want to run for the hills. A little over a week ago , I texted a friend that I was ready to run away. A the time I was trying to get 6yo to go to bed while she was having a full on meltdown. We have had several of those lately, where she will not explain her feelings and just melt down for hours. Crying, screaming and mostly when she is tired or she just simply did’t get her way. She had her tear duct surgery on her eye, and we are hoping that it worked. So far, she has not had any drainage in the eye. Only time will tell.
The 3yo has wet the bed the last two nights. He is usually not a bed wetter and I think constipation is most likely the reason. However, I am glad that he wet the bed. Only because it was a reason for me to scoop him up ( after changing him of course) and let him rest with me for the past two nights. It gave me a chance to listen to him breathing at night and I don’t like what I hear. 3yo has always been a loud snorer, and he was too little to do anything about it. He has large tonsils, and most likely adenoids. I could never tell if he actually had problems breathing while sleeping, and now I can say yes he does. He des sleep apnea, so I will be getting him an ENT consult in the morning.
The 8yo Is doing good. She has more good days than bad, but there are still days where you can see the anxiety on her face. She sat up the other night, and I could tell she was worrying about something. I tried to get her to open up, but she wouldn’t tell me what it is. As a parent, the worst feeling in the world is feeling helpless to your children. Her OCD and anxiety just cause her to shut down sometimes. Hopefully the counseling will help in time.
Work has been great and I can honestly say that I love my job. Every now and then, things just work out the way they are supposed to be. Now if I can just finish school, all would be right 🙂
Now that I have updated you, I would ask about you. What’s new with you and yours?