Thursday, August 28, 2014

First Day of School!

What I planned to do today.
I had big plans today. I was going to work out, clean the garage, finish grouting a shower, maybe even read a book. Now, it's only 11:30 and I have managed to accomplished a few of those (thank you Jillian Micheals) but I'm an emotional wreck, so I thought I would just give you a stream of consciousness post.

As a mother, you wait for years for all of your kids to be in school and to have a few hours of peace, right? So explain why I've spent much of my day in tears? Because I feel as if an extremity has been ripped from me and displaced on the other side of town. Yes, I understand they need the socialization. I understand that I'm scatterbrained and can't focus to teach them day after day. I am even happy for the twenty minutes I will shower today without a search party running from one end of the house to the other! I am just not really sure what I'm supposed to do with eight hours? I could stare at Ian Somerhalder for a few hours (don't tell my husband) or write a book...
Reality strikes.
...and yes that would be my workout mat strewn across the
brown paper that came inside the box of books I ordered. I
used to wonder why moms with school age kids still never
had time to meet for coffee. I totally get it and it's only the
first day of school!!

Never mind. There is my husband now with a few requests for my day... Silly me. There is always something to do when your job is to care for four other people, two dogs, a cat and a house.

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Never a dull moment in my house! After a day of keeping myself busy and occuppied, I received a call around 3 that my middle fell off the playground equipment. Of course! When I picked her up from school, the nurse was worried she may have broken the elbow she landed on. 

After two hours at the doctor and x-rays, it doesn't appear to be broken! She just has to keep it in a sling for a few days to keep from irritating it further. After I deposited her at home with her Daddy, I was blessed with the challenge of finding a pediatric sling in our little town. Lucky for me, the one medical pharmacy in town carries Charlie Brown print slings. And now we come to the climax of my story... She refused to wear it. A piece of zebra print fabric and some spray adhesive and she's a happy camper.

Did I mention it's her left arm? And that she's a lefty? I hope her second day of school isn't so exciting!

And so ends my story. A day of feeling bad because everyone is off and productive ends in me being put to good use. Well, me, the school nurse, the doctor, the x-ray tech... you get the point.