Hey, Hello! How are you? Just like that three weeks went by since my last blog post. This month has just been crazy, crazy busy. Not too mention, filled with so many bumps on this road of life and parenting. After I was diagnosed with breast cancer I just threw it out to the universe to send me small problems! Just give me small problems that I can at least fix.
And, well those thoughts and prayers were answered. This month I ran over a nail and blew out my tire. Then one of my small children flushed something down the toilet that was not to be flushed and we spent 24 hours with the “poop man”, which ended with our septic tank needing to be pumped. Then as luck would have it, my children were running around the house, Ace fell and cracked his front tooth. Yes, a permanent tooth. We got it fixed right away…no worries. Then, my laptop crashed. There was no fixing it (silver lining was that I had recently backed everything up). Good news there was we ordered a new desktop for me. Now to top it off, last week Pierce slammed his pinky finger in a door which resulted in a hairline fracture. If you have been here for some time, and have been counting, this is Pierce’s third run in with a broken something on his hand. Thankfully no cast needed this time.
So, this month we have been fixing small problems. And honestly it is wonderful in comparison to my bigger “problem”. Other than that, life has been going on as usual.
Well, maybe not as usual. You see, Chris has now stepped up his stay at home mom game and I have to say it has been rough! Rough for me because I am not good at letting go of control. Rough for the kids because they are used to my way of doing things, our own little routine. Rough on Chris because he thinks he now lives in a zoo or a circus or some combination of both.
You would think that Chris would like a routine and regimen at home, but truth is he is the complete opposite when off work. He wants no schedule, no routine, just a go with the flow atmosphere. Well, with four young kids and a half way present mother, law and order is what you need.
So this weekend and last Chris has been establishing his own routine with the kids, and I have popped some popcorn and watched this shit show! Seriously, very entertaining. And if my memory serves me correctly he announced his new role by yelling “THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN KIDS”. And then he listed his new expectations.
To which my children said LOL!
Needless to say, it has been interesting. But if nothing else it has brought us even closer as a family. Our communication skills are deeply being put to the test. Because usually I just take care of everything. I have always tried to stay one step ahead of everyone, if that makes my kids a little spoiled? So be it. Now that my tempo has slowed down during my chemo weeks, I rely heavily on our large color coded kitchen calendar!
If you’ll excuse me now….I have to get back to researching head warmers.