I saw that Walmart was having a sale this week on school supplies so I decided to go today and buy them for Colin. Colin loved finding the items and putting them in the cart. He saw a Planes fire and rescue bookbag and his eyes lit up. He already has one he could have used but I got him this one. It made me happy to do it and he is so excited about using it. I did better than I thought buying the supplies. I think it helps that I am doing it in baby steps and not waiting till right before school starts to do it. So his book bag is filled with his supplies and in the closet till it is needed.
I have also decided to apply for part time work with our local Parks and Recreation teaching some of their preschool classes. I have previously worked for them and they offer many wonderful preschool programs though out the year. I had emaiedl a supervisor that my cousin had worked for and she said they have openings for the fall and sent me an application. I am very excited but nervous at the same time. I have not worked for 5 years since I had Colin. It's very interesting updating your resume when you haven't worked in a while and trying to figure out who to use for references! I know that my past employments the supervisors are no longer there. I had decided that I cannot sit at home 5 days a week while C is in School. I know it will add to my anxiety and I will end up being depressed this I why I decided to apply to work. I figure working a couple of days a week still allows me to volunteer in at his school and get other things done. The few times I helped in Colin's preschool class I really enjoyed it and forgot how much I like working with the younger ones. So we'll see what happens!
With the whole inlaw thing my FIL called my husband later that day after I blew up. He was actually very calm and said that my MIL should have never said that. My husband took that opportunity on filling him in on the other side of the story with his sister and BIL. All in all it's still a mess, it will always be a mess and I'm still stepping back and not communicating with anyone in his family. I hate that my MIL made me do what I have never done and in front of my child. I have never lost my cool like that ( except in private) .
Of course the blow up is how my week started and then that night C came down with a fever and sore throat. The next day we were at the doctor and he had Hand,foot, mouth virus....He is feeling better now. I hate when he gets sick. it makes me anxious and I just have to constantly watch over him. Luckily he rarely gets sick.
So that has been my week lots of emotions lots of things going on but than again that is also life.
Ah! Charlie's ped in Fairfax had sent out a notice warning that Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease is going around. I'm sorry that C has it. Hopefully, he will feel better soon.
I relate too well to the whole family thing. If we end up on the same flight to Phoenix, we can commiserate. :)
The prospective new job sounds exciting. You'll have to tell me what you finally ended up including on your resume. I think I'm in the same boat when Charlie starts school.
Here's to hoping everything works out!!!!
I agree that it's great that you are prepping for C going to school in baby steps - good idea to get the school supplies now so that it doesn't all happen at once. I also really like your idea of working part-time - and it sounds like you have a good idea of what you want to do, and that it will be fulfilling to you.
I'm so sorry for all the drama you're dealing with with your in-laws. And also so sorry to hear that C is sick. Lucia had hand, foot, mouth when she was about 10 months old, and it was awful :( I hope that he fights it off soon and is back to himself in no time!
The doctor told us that they have seen an influx of the hand foot and mouth in the past couple of weeks. so it's going around.
Oh....poor little guy!! I hope he's feeling much better now! Ansley rarely gets sick, but I watch her like a hawk and get that anxious feeling when she does....11 years later!!
School supplies make me anxious too, but only because I spend way too much time worrying about things that never happen. Overprotective should be stamped on my forehead!!! Glad he's got a new cool bookbag for school this year. We took the kids to see that movie yesterday!
A part time job sounds like a good idea. Having too much time to think isn't always a good thing! I hope it works out for you.
Hi Nikki. Sending you lots of warm thoughts -- and good luck on the job.
Yes it is going around here too! My two younger girls have had it before when they went to daycare. I do know that adults can get it also and the symptoms can be worse so be careful.
I think we can all commiserate to some degree on in-laws. Luckily I don't talk to mine at all anymore, it's so peaceful and eliminated a huge amount of stress from my marriage.
Can't wait to hear all about the new job. Just as long as you can still make it to SU. :) You should totally add SYS to your resume. That's a huge task and you have done awesome.
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