Thanks for the payers with JJ's speech. I'm usually fine with waiting on God's timing for when he will start speaking. It just really gets to me when other people tell me he doesn't need therapy, he will start on his own, and that I am rushing him. Or when other parents give me "the look" in public during one of his melt downs. I am usually good at ignoring them, but some days that is the last thing I need.
I used to love working in the nursery on Wednesday nights. When I became pregnant with JJ, I stopped teaching the class. It was just to much. Now they have no nursery class on that night. So I can't take my kids on Wednesday night. I could start taking them this fall when JJ is in the next age group, but I will be babysitting. The parents said I can take them too, but I don't know if I want to drag 4 kids to and from church.
I am the same way. The kids are not allowed outside to play on the hot and humid days. They don't understand, and they get upset sometimes, but I try to make the inside fun. We have finger paints and other crafts. I'll also let them watch movies and have popcorn.
Oh,sorry I didn't get online yesterday to see this. I hope your meeting with that employee went ok!
We went to a water amusement park yesterday. It was a fun day, but everybody is exhausted today. Everybody else is still sleeping. I had to get up because the speech therapist never called to tell me when JJ's has a session. He usually has one Tuesday mornings,s o I wanted to get up and clean, (house is wrecked from yesterday) just in case she called and asked if she could come over this morning. I really wish she would get more organized about the appts.
I am supposed to go to the dentist today. I just don't know if I am up to it. My scalp is in bad shape. I think I have psoriasis or something. Sorry if I already mentioned that, I can't remember. I have a sting or bug bite on the lower lid of my eye that is all swollen, sore, and looks horrible. Plus I have af here kicking my booty and leaving me exhausted. I may call and cancel and see how soon they could get Julia and I in. I just don't know yet.
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Why do people always have to have something to say? That is crazy that you have people telling you Andrew needs speech therapy. You are right, us moms do know. I wish I had followed my gut earlier and called sooner, but I let other people influence me. Lesson learned.
Yikes to them wanting you to run a nursery with a newborn. That would be way too much!
We did go to the dentist. I do plan on talking to my dr about my scalp. If I am able to control it for now, I would like to wait for my next scheduled appt to talk to her. I am tired of going to the dr. I know that sounds silly, but I have had to go a lot lately. I did determine that I have a sty and not a bug bite. So now I am watching that. If that doesn't heal up with home treatment, I will have to cal the dr anyway. Only time will tell.
I understand your dh wanting to be a provider for his family. That is how men are wired. He is going to have a tough time finding an at home job with a purpose. I looked into home jobs a couple of years ago, and there is not much out there. That is why I started babysitting. I charge very little, that way I can be a blessing to other families when they need a sitter.
Oh no to screaming kids during your call! Why does that always happen? It happens here as well.
It sounds like a busy week for you. I hope you are able to find some sort of relax time in there somewhere. I haven't been doing too much this week simply because I am exhausted. Between af and all my afflictions, it sucked the energy right out of me. I hope I get healed up this week. I am going to my first PTA meeting next week, and am going to meet everybody for the first time. I would like to be my normal self when I go.
Today I am going to try to catch up on the house work I have neglected this week. I need to start getting things together for the church garage sale, and make arrangements for transforming my mudroom into a dining room. I can't wait to do that! I am going to put our freezer and shelf of extra small appliances in the garage. Dh doesn't want that stuff out there, but there is no where else to put it. I am going to take one corner, get some nice cabinets for the appliances, and even put a little rug out there. I told him it will actually look nice, not just like a bunch of stuff thrown out there. I know it's not a normal set up, but our house is small and we have to make do with what we have.
I held hot compresses on my eye several times a day, and it did finally drain. It was still a little sore yesterday, and today it doesn't hurt at all. I am so thankful to have that getting better. The only thing it stopped me from doing was reading. I was finally able to read before bed again last night.
Awww to Leah crawling. The kids are growing so quickly. I remember when I was anxiously waiting for JJ to be able to entertain himself for awhile. I am big on teaching my kids independent play. Because I didn't entertain my kids for every waking hour, they can both play in their rooms alone for at least 30 minutes now. Actually, JJ is starting to transition out of naps. On non sleep days, he plays quietly in his room for two hours.
I'm glad my little "kitchen in the garage" doesn't sound too strange. Dh actually wanted me to put the appliances in the attic. The only problem with that is the access to our attic is a pull down ladder. I asked him to picture me trying to come down that ladder with the bread maker in my hands. That is when he agreed to put them in the garage. But he still complains about it whenever I mention it, lol.
I just ordered myself a Bible in a year Chronological NLT Bible. I am hoping having it in order, and more story like will help me stick to my reading. I also have trouble remembering what I read a lot, so hopefully this version will help with that as well. I would really love to go to a Bible study, but don't have the time IRL. I suggested an online Bible study on the Christian Bookshelf board. If they are not interested, I ask the ladies here. I just thought the book board made more sense. Especially since they have been attempted here and fizzled out.
I should get going. I need to make chocolate peanut butter cheese cake and home made vanilla ice cream for a birthday get together here today. I also have to make a pasta salad and chocolate chip cookies for the picnic at church tomorrow. Busy day.
OH! I forgot to tell you. I am finally getting Baptized next Sunday!! I haven't been able to do it for years. The first two times they did it I was pregnant. I didn't feel comfortable climbing in and out of the tank with the belly. After that I would never sign up because if dh got stuck at work I wouldn't have been able to get there. Plus, I was embarrassed to get my large self on that stage and have wet clothes clinging to me. I know that shouldn't have worried about that, but sadly, my self esteem was very low back then. This year I have none of those issues! I am very excited about it.
I'm surprised you didn't get any response over on Christian Bookshelf. I am a regular over there now. Maybe I wasn't when you posted though. Sorry you didn't get any responses.
I am thinking I would like to get a group together for this site called Good Morning Girls. I am going to put a post together to see if anybody would want to join me in that. In a nutshell, it's a group of ladies that email, facebook, texts (whatever we choose,) to say good morning, give encouragement, and share our thoughts on the study. I would sign our group up, and we get all the needed materials for free online. Pretty neat.
My first attempt at homemade ice cream was not successful. I didn't see the part in the manual about putting the bowl in the freezer for 24 hours. I am going to try it again this week when I have my extra kids here. But it is not difficult if you have a maker...and read the instructions.
I started with the kids very young. As soon as they were able to sit unassisted, I would put them on the floor with a few toys. I was within view of course, but I would not get down there and play with them. At first it was just for a few minutes at a time, but as they aged I made the time frame longer. I was never one of those moms that thought my job was to amuse my child every waking moment. We do go on fun trips, I play with them, do crafts, bake, etc... But I am a firm believe in letting them grow their imaginations through good old fashioned play.
We do it once or twice a year. There is a sign up sheet. Whoever signs up, goes up and does it. I think there were several other names on the sheet with mine. I have to call or email the church to get some info. I'm not sure if they expect me there early, and when I will get my white robe.
So sorry for the sprained ankle. It is so hard when we get injured and can't do our daily things. I'm always so shocked to see how much I actually do in a day when I see the result of them not getting done..kwim?
I am supposed to go to my first PTA meeting tonight. But dh is stuck at work right now, and I don't know if I will be able to find a babysitter. So I have no clue if it will work out. I also need to go grocery shopping. I still have the headache I had last night. So it could be a tough day.
I did make it to the PTA meeting. It was nice meeting the board members, and the rest of the kindergarten moms that are considering joining. It was a special meeting just for moms of kindergarteners, so it wasn't as intimidating as it would be if it was the entire pta. I also took another tour of the school, which was very nice.
My headache came back again last night. I think it is from stress. Yesterday was a crazy day because JJ was having the evaluations he needs for the Preschool Service to pay for his speech therapy. We had 3 people in here yesterday. The psychologist is going to recommend him for teacher services. That means that a teacher would go to his preschool for a couple hours to help him learn basic concepts. He is behind in that area, but it is not a severe delay. So she said the county may not agree to do it. We will see.
I will be praying for dh to be content with this phase of his life. Who knows what God has in store for him next!
We had to stop going out to eat for a while because JJ couldn't handle it. Now it is a 50/50 chance that he will blow up. He hates being restrained for long amounts of time. If we go somewhere early, so there is not a long wait, then he will usually do ok. If not, I prefer to just order in if nobody wants to cook.