Thursday, October 15, 2009

So what have I learned?

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!


Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

hahaha you totally crack me up! I do have to point out that YOU are DOING IT! Don't forget to pat your self on the back! I am sending you a high 5 woman!

Alice said...

This made me smile. I am glad you made it through your crazy week. Sounds like your a fabulous mom and if corndogs for breakfast and orange carpet are the worst of it? You rock. :) I hope Scott is liking his job.

Deb and Spence said...

You are amazing! I can't believe all you do. You are an awesome multitalented mom!

Annie said...

It is very hard to feel like a single mom. I remember what it was like when Jeff was traveling more. I love how you are just focusing on the things you are learning. What a great attitude! It will get easier. This too shall pass! I was craving a corn dog the other day and couldn't find one! Maybe you could send me one for breakfast! ha ah

Tanya said...

hee hee hee!
I empathize with so much but you still make me laugh. Way to keep the best attitude you can! That helps a lot.
It will get a little easier......or maybe we just get used to the chaos. ;)

Chantel and Brian said...

At least you have him in the morning, right? Okay, I'm trying to be positive. Good luck getting into this new routine. I hope it gets a little better over time.