Wow, Page 5?!!!! Guess it has been awhile. I was so busy at work last week, finishing things up and training the person taking my place………
I don’t even know where to start. Today is my first day of not working at all since Ethan was six months old and I went back to work two days a week. So far, it has been an awesome day. I still got up at 6, but that’s better than 5:30. And I had time to eat breakfast, get the kids dressed in clothes that actually matched, everyone’s hair combed and teeth brushed, and we were still on time getting Ryley and Grace to school. I know this is the honeymoon period, which will probably be over by 3 this afternoon when they’re all fighting and destroying things as per their normal behavior, but right now, I am so happy, I can’t even explain it.
None of the three of them would leave my side this morning. Ryley and Grace were right on me all morning. They kept checking in to make sure I would be picking them up before lunch time at school. They kept asking if I was going to work today. They were just so excited. When we got to school, they were telling anyone who would listen that they didn’t bring lunches to school because their mommy isn’t working anymore and they are getting picked up before lunchtime. So cute. It just reaffirmed that this is the right decision for my family at this particular point in time.
So, the holiday weekend…..Hope everyone had a good one. We had beautiful weather this weekend and outside of a poker party Friday night, had a family weekend. Took the kids out to dinner Saturday night. They were really good, until we went to the video store and Ryley couldn’t make up his mind on a movie. The countdown started and when done, he still hadn’t made a decision. He completely flipped out. He’s never done anything like that to that degree in the middle of a store, ever. It was awful. Screaming, yelling, kicking, crying…..Michael picked him up and carried him out the car. Ryley didn’t stop the entire way home. He was just kicking the back of the driver’s seat, yelling, and crying. It was awful. And it didn’t stop when we got home because he had his movie taken away from him, and staying up, and getting some ice cream. He got a bath and was put to bed, still crying. Ten minutes later, he was crashed out. But oh the stress when it was going on. He just became a completely different kid in that mode……Michael looked at me like “where did this come from?” Sometimes, I still wonder and worry…..you know…THAT worry….That something is wrong with him. Ryley emotionally could not handle it. But then, I think he was just so tired. Why can’t I just relax already?
Yesterday, we went to the beach. Ethan’s not a huge fan at this point in his life. Within a half hour of getting there, he was saying “all done, beach” and “ready to go Momma?” while doing his sign for “go”…….Poor kid. We were there for three more hours. He finally gave in and started playing, but started in again about an hour before we left. The other two didn’t want to leave. My tub is full of sand right now. But it was a beautiful day. I love days like that. And even though it’s a pain and takes forever to pack everything up and get ready to go, then forever to unpack and clean up, the kids have such a great time that it’s all worth it. I took the camera, but didn’t get one picture yesterday. The daddy’s kind of took over the kids, and the mommy’s just relaxed.