I have come to realize that my life, as crazy as it was, is even crazier now.
My son Thomas started school this year, and now I realize that my life was calm until now. Thomas has been doing so well in school. His teacher told me on many occasions that he’s doing great, better than most kids in her class. That made me feel so great. He had school pictures in September. Then he has his Halloween party this week. I still have my doctor appointments, plus running to get gas, buy groceries, pay bills, take my younger son places he needs to go, weekly visits to library. I feel tired just thinking about it. Talk about a roller-coaster life!
Next week starts red ribbon week at school for the fight against drugs. The DARE officer comes to the school, and they have the kids do something different every day of the week. I felt I had to make sure my son did also, so he wasn’t the odd man out. So next week goes as follows: western day, favorite-hat day, hippie day, camo day and wear-your-favorite-jersey day. He had western day and favorite-hat day covered. Then my mom bought him a jersey for jersey day, I got him a sweatshirt to wear under his jersey. I had to buy everything to make his tie-dye shirt for hippie day, then I had to buy a camo shirt, too. I really am pooped out!
Then my younger son David started this one-hour class that the library has every Thursday for kids two to five. He went for the first time, and had a blast. They sang a song and danced, had a story read to them, made a spider with glitter by tracing their fingers, then sang another song. I let him check out eight books so he would be able to have a new story read to him and his big bubba every night before next Thursday rolls around.
I have to go to take Thomas this evening for his first little dribblers meeting since we put him in basketball. We now have those meetings and the traveling for them, along with the fundraisers for his team also, since it is not school-sponsored.
My younger son also turns three soon, and I have everything to do for his birthday party.
My sister-in-law is due any day now, so on the fritz waiting for that. Also my baby shower is the second week of November! I don’t know how I’m going to manage to get everything I need done each day and week with so much going on and much much more to come. I still have to plan for the baby to come here in, two months and 25 days, and, yes, I am officially on the countdown for the baby to get here. On top of everything else I got home and realized, oh, great, my next doctor appointment is next Thursday at the very same time as David’s funtime class at the library. So I had to call and reschedule that appointment for the Tuesday before then.
So after telling you all this, I have decided that I have definitely lost my identity. I used to have a name, now it’s just Mom! Please tell me I am not the only one with a crazy life like this. Feel free to share your story with me. Everyone needs somewhere to vent.