I spent a lot of time this week accomplishing things, cheap but feeling like I accomplished nothing at all.
I tried to be very “little man-centered” this week. After his vaccinations last week he came down with a fever and a horrible cold that he’s still struggling to get over.
I think this week has done more for me emotionally than I could ever have imagined.
Along with seeing the pictures of my friend Paul holding his adopted daughter, drugstore and holding Kayla’s baby girl last week, discount I also heard the feelings of many moms of children in the same physical situation as my sweet son. They are scared and hurt by their “birth stories”, by having their children taken away so soon after birth, but after we all shared pictures of our amazing children, what they’ve accomplished, and what stage they are in their repairs, I think we all feel a bit better. I feel like maybe at some point I maybe could have baby number 2. It was a healing week for me.
I also learned that I have to be an annoying drill sergeant, “barking” orders at my son while a timer is set for 3 “5 minute” intervals, for him to clean his mess on the living room and dining room floor. It’s pretty horrible feeling for me. I loathe being a nag. But getting my boy the guidance he needs will help him get in the habit of cleaning his own messes and will help him to be responsible when he gets older. In short, I need to get over it.
I also created a “Good Job” list. What is a “Good Job” list? A list of chores without the horrible connotation. ;P He likes to do his “Good Jobs”. He helped with cleaning the floor and putting away his toys, putting away the clean silverware (sans knives), “sweeping” the dining room floor, and pushing the chairs in around the table. He’s a big helper!
Ney and I were also going through and watching Scooby Doo. I’ve always loved Scooby Doo. I’m glad it’s something I can share with my son.
I’m still waiting to hear about the very part time job that I was hoping to get, but in the meantime, I’m at least getting out of the house and enjoying myself with family members. 🙂
Megan A.K.A. “Mom”