How was your weekend, everyone? What's on your agenda for the week?
Our weekend was a good news bad news kind of thing. Well, actually we had a strange and stressful roller-coasterish several days. I think I had mentioned that we had scheduled Lucas's first driving lesson for Friday morning. Needless to say, Lucas being Lucas, he was pretty nervous about it, and I think those nerves got his little brain going all over the place. On Wednesday night he became very concerned about a tender spot on his scalp. I tried to assure him it didn't sound serious, but he would not let it rest so I scheduled a doctor's appointment for Thursday just to ease his mind. She seconded everything I said and assured him it was not a sign of a brain tumor, which was his big concern. He seemed much better about that, but then he started getting really nervous about his lesson the next day and said how much better he would feel if we could just go to an empty parking lot first and let him try it out. So, against my better judgement, we did that. All went okay until he panicked and threw the car into park without stepping on the brake and got it stuck in park. Dh managed to get it into drive by sticking a key in the gear thingy, but then he didn't think the car sounded right and was concerned that the transmission was now screwed up. So now Lucas was really upset about that, and dh and I were pretty stressed too.
So, Friday morning rolls around and he goes for his lesson and it goes well. So he's feeling better. Then I get a new haircut that I'm super happy with (though Alex claims it makes me look like Dora and kept asking me questions like "Where's your talking map?" and "Did you tell Swiper not to swipe?") So aside from the potential expense of the car, things are looking up. Then Friday night rolls around. Lucas comes down and he is an absolute mess about his head again, convinced he has a brain tumor, repeatedly googling the symptoms, etc. It was really bad; about as bad as I've ever seen him. I was really worried about him.
So then we get to Saturday. Dh gets into the car to take it to the mechanic and says everything seems fine now. We took it anyway because it needed an oil change, leaving us with only a $35 bill, so great news! Lucas was still pretty off that morning, but I talked to him a lot and gave him some info on anxiety and I thought he was doing better, which was a big relief.
Then yesterday at my parents' he started talking about his head again. Sigh. He didn't get as bad as he was Friday night, but he continued to bring it up later that day and night. He is not up yet today, so I am not sure what to expect. We leave for vacation later this week, and I am really hoping this doesn't ruin his whole vacation. Maybe getting away will get his mind off of it. It breaks my heart to see him like this, because I know exactly how he feels.
Anyway, as far as this week goes I worked for an hour today and I am working for an hour tomorrow, and aside from that we will just be busy getting ready for vacation. Yay!
I definitely think the stress of driving triggered the anxiety. He is much better than he had been, and hasn't mentioned his head at all today, but he still seems kind of distracted to me at times so I have a feeling it is still on his mind. Hopefully vacation will get his mind off of it and give us all a chance to relax.
As far as my haircut goes, it's kind of a choppy, chin-length bob. Dh and Lucas liked it. It's so funny how your boys reacted to your haircut. How did you get yours done?
Awww, how exciting that Tim is starting kindergarten! It seems like my boys started only yesterday and now they're in high school. Is Tim excited about it?
I started doing a semi-permanent dye a few months ago to cover the grays. It's not 100%, but it definitely helps. Mine will probably be back in about 6 weeks also. Sigh.