It’s just been one of those weeks where nothing spectacular has happened. Just lots of the usual life and parenting stuff.
-The boys seemed to have regressed behaviorally. I blame that full moon. It’s not been fun.
-At the same time, our youngest has finally caught on to using the potty. Yay! It’s only going to cost us a small fortune in Squinkies , but if in the end we’re done with pullups – YAY!
-The Fridays where both boys are in school were supposed to be my time. It’s turning into my time to run errands. I’m on a mission to reclaim my Friday mornings, even if I only sit and play Zuma Blitz for an hour (that game taunts me).
-Aaron’s paperwork was faxed to ECHO! This means we are in the final stages to getting ABA therapy for him. I can then also see about getting respite care for both boys. Respite care. Those are two lovely, lovely words.
-Spring semester is, like every year, balls to the wall. This means my husband is working more than usual. This also means when he’s home, I’m often off running errands I need to get done since we’re still a once car household. Both of us are constantly either working, caring for kids, or running errands. By commencement/commissioning, we’re going to collapse.
-Mother Nature and Punxatawney Phil can suck it. I’ve had half a migraine for several days, but I’m trying to conserve my rescue meds for only when absolutely necessary. Same with my fibromyalgia. I was doing so well, but it’s time to go talk long term pain management. Aleve just isn’t cutting it anymore. Stupid weather. Where’s global warming when you need it?
-Congress felt the need to go on Spring break even though we STILL don’t have a budget for this fiscal year that started last October. I’m looking now to see who’s up for re-election in 2012. This is ridiculous. I think they need a panel of moms who routinely do household budgets, clip coupons, etc. to do our government budget.
-It’s almost IEP time. I need to start preparing myself for planning for a 5th grader. FIFTH GRADE! Where did the time go? I feel old now. I still remember being in 5th grade.
-I found out that we can get Aaron more speech and OT through our insurance if the doctor will write a letter stating that what the school district is currently providing is not enough. I really hope she writes that letter, and services are granted by the Tricare gods that be.
-I went through our clothes this week. We donated six black garbage bags full. I got rid of four of our moving boxes. It’s amazing how much the kids have grown in the short time since we moved. Aaron has gone from a size 2T to a 6 in 2 1/2 years! If he has any skills, they’re going to be recruiting him for basketball as soon as he’s old enough to play. Zach has done a good bit of growing too. He went from a size 6/7 to a 10/12. No more only growing 1-2″ a year. It does my heart good to see the kids thrive.
I think I’ve bored you enough for one day. How was your week?