This week has been Scott's first week of his new schedule. He now works mon-thursday from 2:30-11pm and sundays from 11:30-8pm. Tonight is night number 5 of me doing the whole single mom thing with the boys, getting them fed, bathed, homework done... ect. Let me tell you, I am tired!
I have learned that Josh takes more time than I thought... and I never have anyone to help me hold him down for the things he hates. I have learned as well that he is not a kid you can bribe and even smarties does not work. Awesome.
I have learned that Jordan must have a book of 1001 reasons he can't do what I asked him to do.... hidden somewhere in this house. That kid can make up the most amazing excuses.
I have learned that Trevor must like to do his homework and reading with only Scott, because I have had a fight on my hands every night over that. He has usually asked Scott to help him, but I thought it was just because I was busy. mmm... nope.
I have learned that the only way I can survive each night is to laugh. Sometimes it's all you can do when things are chaotic.
I have learned that I can multi-task even more than I ever thought. I wonder if there is some kind of talent contest for that. I might win.
I have learned that multi-tasking with a G-tube is NOT a talent I have however. I can shoot water or formula on my 12ft ceiling. Maybe I could win an award for that though..
I have learned that it takes much more planning and organizing to make things run smoother than I have now. This weekend will be a re-evaluate and plan time for me.
And the last few tidbits of info I learned this week? Orange Gatorade does not come out of the carpet, Hot chocolate and white shirts are a bad idea, Josh is not allowed to touch his G-tube anymore, corn dogs are OK for breakfast (I lost that battle), kids and fish aren't a good combo, and there should never be any sugar allowed in my house again. Oh.. and I miss Scott and all his help!
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