Ok- so a long time ago, I shared a post about how songs are always on my mind. When I have a “rough” day with the kids acting crazy or work being hectic or dinner being burnt, or whatever… as soon as my husband walks in the door, I sing to him (yes, I sing to him!) … “Its just one of them days… that a girl goes through” (the song by Monica). haha!! He laughs, of course. (Other times I sing my new favorite “I’m tired. I’m worn, my heart is heavy…. from the work it takes, to keep on breathing“~ by Tenth Avenue North).
Don’t get me wrong- most of the times I am laughing as I sing these, but still…
So- today I didn’t have time to share a “tips” post or a “helpful” post, and here is why:
-We were up every 3 hours at night giving our son breathing treatments to stop him from going into respiratory distress from his new cough/cold that quickly went to his lungs. (we found out that our 3 year old had asthma back in June, when he was in the hospital for four days, due to respiratory distress) So- after a long night, the kids wake up.
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-7:00 the kids come into our room (7:00 on the dot, every day… if you missed the post about how to get your kids to sleep later, you should check it out).
-7:45- I leave the house because I have to make up a play-therapy session with a client at 8:00
-9:15- stop at my brother’s to pick up their Nebulizer because ours wasn’t working well (ours is 6 years old)
-9:30- I take our son to the doctor’s to have his oxygen levels checked (During our visit, they increase his lung steroid to twice a day… for a year) and tell us to keep using his Albuterol every 4 hours for the next few days and then wean him off of it. sigh… (We did get a new Nebulizer, so that was great news. You can get a new one through insurance every 3 years… who knew?!)
Poor boy- so tired from a long night:
10:00- I head off to see another play-thearpy client that was sick during the week (make-up times for me are on Saturdays)
11:20- Get the kids ready for two different events
- Soccer game (Our little guy was feeling better after his breathing treatments and little rest, so he was allowed to sit with Daddy to cheer on his big brother, although no running around because that would make his breathing labored again). This next picture looks nice, but one hour before this was taken, we were frantically trying to find out where his team was playing, since they practice on two fields- 30 minutes apart from each other! A lucky guess got him to the right field on time!
- At the same time as the soccer game, we had my sweet Goddaughter’s first birthday party, so we did the “divide and conquer. You take two, I take two.”
(This is our baby girl, Allie, all ready to “party” with her cousin, Katelynn- the birthday girl!)
3:00- The party ends and we head home (I get lost not once, but twice!) This surprises no one that knows me…
Getting lost made the ride longer, resulting in this…
4:00- I have a “shop early pass” to get into a consignment sale in our area and this is my “set time”. (thanks to two great friends, Jeannie & Deanna, for getting them for me every year!)
5:00- I have to take my own consignment items to a different consignment sale where I am selling my own things. By the time that we finish loading it all up in my Dad’s truck (he let me borrow it), I am over an hour late for my “check-in” time. (Oh- and I didn’t know how to get here, either, but luckily my friend Kristy knows all about my lack-of-direction and told me over the phone where I needed to go and exactly how to get there.)
Right before we leave, my husband’s notices some big scratches in my Dad’s new truck (that I borrowed just for this sale!) The boys told us that it was because they were bike-riding with friends and the truck was bumped. (ps- the cost to fix this will far outweigh the profit that I’ll make from this consignment sale. I do that a lot. Once I sent my husband to pick up scrap wood for free to build something for the kids & on the way home, he hit a bump and the wood hit the rear window & we had to pay $500 to get the windshield replaced. So- its like we paid $500 for scrap wood…) OK- so back to the truck & the scratch…
To top it off- my Mom had asked me to water her flowers while she and my Dad were at the beach last week. They came home today. While they were gone, I watered them once… here is the result (Looks like I won’t be watering her flowers next time! I’ll put my brother on the job… my sister in law will keep them alive!):
Just for good measure, I’ll throw in a picture of what I found LAST WEEK when I walked back into the kitchen, after leaving our baby alone for all of 20 seconds while I helped our 3 year old to wash his hands after he finished coloring… (she found a marker on the floor, where her brothers were coloring- this one must have fallen off of the table. She found a piece of their snack, too- mini wheats!)