So we were into the second full week of school.
I was not back into the “right body clock”.
The toilet overflowed into the kitchen and also into the basement-onto the baby paraphernalia stored down there.
Had to make a weekday run to Target with both boys (who thankfully were really good since I let them bring their wallets and buy something).
I am totally craving tons of chocolate-and not supposed to eat too much since I am doing Weight Watchers to try and get to a healthier weight.
So when the boys protested dinner….I went into a 2 minute lecture about how I was gonna send them to bed, or take their new toys back, if they didn’t stop fighting me RIGHT NOW and go eat. And really eat, not 2 bites and call it done.
Now, I know that “losing it” this way isn’t that “bad”. It could have been much worse. But I still just didn’t like myself for a minute. Did I mention that I wanted to yell at my hubby for not telling me the toilet was going to overflow into the basement? And it is his birthday today!
And I am trying to potty train the 3 year old as he starts preschool in 6 days!
Can we say Mommy is on overload? The SPD kiddo had a rough first week back and took a mental health day on Friday (after vomiting Thursday night-and was TOTALLY fine the next day). We considered holding off the 4 full days for a while, but have decided to ‘stay the course’ for now.
Why does this all have to be so hard? I am so tired of brushing and sensory diets I could scream! I am tired of prepping all of the teachers, and parents, and coaches, and anyone else my son has contact with. I am just tired. That is it in a nutshell. I have my own 3 letter acronym, PMS. Why don’t I lower the expectations every so often? Why do I try to “do it all”? Great questions!
As I edit this post 7 months after originally writing it I see that I have made some strides in doing “less”. Less activities….yes…kids in his class do dance, gymnastics, soccer, baseball, and ice hockey. We just to OT every other week. LESS….. We rely on “convenience foods” when we need to. And while I know the health benefits of homemade food along with the cost savings, gotta love Papa John’s online ordering with a coupon, and the both of my children will eat it! LESS….. I have given up several commitments at church this year. LESS…. and what do I notice? When I overload our schedule we all suffer and there is no reason for that. Now I know that as my younger one grows he will be more involved with things, he’s an active sort of kid. But we will take that when it comes. For now….we do less and mommy can keep her sanity much better and that helps everyone out!