Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hate when that happens...

...I had scheduled a meeting with Shawn's teacher-for 8:15 this morning...oiy...what was I thinking?!?! The volume on my alarm was way down and I didn't hear it until my son came in this morning at 7:45. Needless to say, it was a mad dash out the door in 20 minutes! I hate that feeling. We made it and now get to spend a day in comfy clothes at home for once in a long time! I should be cleaning...but I think I am going to snuggle up to Aleah and watch some cartoons with her this morning. My body is worn out today.

In other news...Tianna started Girl Scouts last night. She seemed to have fun...she said "at least we got to do a craft." I'm not 100% sure what that was to mean, but I took it as she was happy she got to do a craft! Ha!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Busy Busy

The last couple of days have been crazy busy as usual. My kids are involved in after school activities, which I enjoy, but sometimes it gets to be too much. Our schedule looks a little like this right now:

Monday-The girls have dance, Tianna has 2 classes, Aleah 1...right after each other. Shawn has Cub Scouts in between there. Shawn's Mobile Therapist comes for an hour right after school.

Tuesday-Football/Cheerleading practice. Shawn's TSS comes right after school and goes to practice with us.

Wednesday-Pioneer Clubs at Church. Starting next week, Tianna will have Girl Scouts every other Wednesday. MT again and TSS.

Thursday-Football/Cheerleading practice. TSS again.

Friday-our family has a Friday Night Movie Night together.

Saturday morning/afternoon-Football/Cheerleading.

Sunday-Church :)

Busy, Busy. Thankfully Cheerleading is over on Saturday and Football the following Saturday. I think we all need a little break!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sometimes I question...

I know I just started back to blogging and all of my posts have been mostly negative, but today I am having a bad day and just need to vent.

If you have been reading my blog you understand the struggles my children and I have been having lately. This morning was no different. My son woke me up sometime around 6 (I tried to look at the clock, it just wasn't make sense this morning), freaking out because something was going on with his eye. I don't know...something about burning and he couldn't see and it hurt so bad. I think he has allergies and they are dry, but he wasn't hearing me about that. Finally after having to get quite upset with him, I got him to lay down a little bit more. Sometime in between that fun time, and the time my alarm finally went 5 minutes later, I hear that the girls are awake in their room. I try to quickly get myself together so I can get upstairs to see what they are

There was clothes everywhere. Doll hair everywhere. A beautiful dress that Aleah was going to wear for her Christmas Program had a huge hole cut in it. A brand new dress had pieces cut out of it. A shirt had pieces cut out of it. 2 pillows were sacrificed and defluffed. Tianna thought cutting out huge hunks of her hair would be awesome. Oh and to top it off? She peed her bed.again. I have no words. I am so upset that this is the point we are at. Tuesday cannot come soon enough to get help...I am so overwhelmed. I feel like a failure as a mother and I question why I wanted to do this. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I woke up to rain this morning...not children misbehaving, which was a nice change. My girls did not want to get up this morning. Apparently the 3 hours we are at dance on Monday nights wears them out :) I am thankful for that! My son was up and tried to get dressed today by's something we are working on...him picking out his own clothes to learn some responsibility and the want to take care ourselves. It's a challenge and hasn't been going well...but I am determined. Seasons throw him off...he wanted to wear shorts and a long sleeved shirt today. I try to be so patient because I know he just doesn't want to take the time. We are trying to get the clothes picked out at night, but sometimes, like last night, we get home too late and it just doesn't happen-we then pay for it the next morning.

My dear makes me so sad to see her struggle so bad. She wet the bed again last night. I've talked to the doctors and have both decided it is a control issue and she is doing it out of spite...but that doesn't make dealing with it any easier. My husband and I have decided she needs help outside of what we can give her, so she will be going for a Psych Eval next Tuesday so we can hopefully get some sort of wrap around services for her. I am both excited and nervous. She has so much anger bottled up inside of her and she refuses to talk to me. She is such a bright little girl, she just doesn't always think about what she is doing before she does it. We try so hard to encourage her in the things she wants to and Girl Scouts. But it seems like the more we give the more she can't handle it. I don't know what to do anymore, so I am hoping we can get some answers soon. As frustrating as the dear girl can be, when she smiles...oh my goodness. It will melt you for sure.

Aleah is learning to write her name in preschool. She is getting to be pretty good, in my opinion! I am amazed at how quick they pick things up! She absolutely loves school and wishes it was everyday like the big kids. She has already gone on 1 field trip to the Vet. Another one is coming up soon to an orchard. She also is going through a little funk of temper tantrums and crying for long periods of a time if she does not get what she wants. It for sure wears on me, but I'm trying to be strong and not give into her.

Well, I started cleaning out my room yesterday. I am trying to get a good load of nonsense for Goodwill. My house is getting overrun with junk and it's making me nuts. So de-cluttering is def. in store the next couple of days/weeks. I already got 1 bag of junk and 1 bag of donations out of my room which makes me feel good! I am hoping to get my room finished today so I can start the bathroom closet tomorrow when everyone is in school.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Mornings are not fun here in our house...I don't know what it is. Well, I am not a morning person, so I know that plays a big part in the struggle. My children are 9, 7, & 4. We have one big rule in our house...when you get up, if mommy or daddy are not awake, go down to our room. This rule has had to be made because often times, even though my alarm is set well before we need to get up, my children will get up, sneak around, take food into their rooms, pee in the their rooms, trash their rooms, throw things at each other, destroy the bathroom, run around like crazies...the list continues...

Every night before turning lights out for bed I very clearly say...if you get up before mommy, Get up, get dressed, come to my room. "Ok Mommy" is what I get everytime. Well, this morning, my alarm had not even gone off yet and I hear things falling from everywhere and see an inner tube in the hallway. I had the 4 year old in my bed sleeping, so I know she wasn't the guilty one. Which leaves the 2 older ones. When I ask my daughter why she didn't obey the rule, she said she was trying to but her brother was making her do this or that. Bologna!! You are your own person...please turn that sweet little brain of yours on!!!

I go upstairs to the girls room to find a box thrown down their steps with shoes all over the place...clothes everywhere...a disaster zone. Ugghhh...I hate mornings like this. I get so upset and frustrated, when it is such an easy concept...get up, get dressed, come down to my room. And to top off the awesome morning I daughter was going to wear old jeans to school, and I told her that that wasn't going to work, so she takes them off and stands in front of me buck naked...when I say where are your underwear she claimed she didn't have any. Yep...she was going to go to school with no underwear on people. She had peed the bed and didn't tell me and thought she was going to get away with it. Oiy!

Now all 3 kids are at school...I think I am going to go take a nice hot bath...even though I should be cleaning and taking advantage of the time to get some things done!'ll be there when I get out of the tub!!