9.16.2016

Around Here: Week 37














Teaching... Jack & Logan how to borrow and carry.

Regretting... that bad curriculum left them a year behind in math.  But super grateful for their can-do attitudes and how quick they are learning.

Crying... as I left Wyatt this morning tantruming in his kindergarten class.  He clung desperately to my leg screaming, "I'm not gonna go! I'm not gonna go!" in his Level 10 Death Scream.  It was equal parts mortifying (I had zero control) and heart breaking (it was all I could do to not scoop him up & take him home). But I did it. Told him he'd have a great day and I'd see him this afternoon.  I got a call a half hour later from the counselor who assured me he was better & settling in fine.  I think being out sick for two days really threw him off his routine and he just misses his mama.  Some extra snuggling will be in order for the weekend! And hats off to all the mamas who have gone before me and survived this.

Spying... Carly's second tooth popping up.  Little one is growing up!

Reading... Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott while I sit in the car pick up line. #momlife

Taking care... of sick kids. Strep, the flu... I am happy to report that as of today, all kids are healthy & the house has been scrubbed down! Whew!

Rejoicing... that Carly is finally sleeping in her crib all night. No more couch co-sleeping!  She's still up three or four times, which is a bummer, but at least she's falling back asleep & letting me go back to my bed!

Painting... the entry & hallway.  They look dreamy!

Decorating... the house finally!  I am so happy to be making this space more homey & beautiful.

Finishing... unpacking the laundry room/office.  Hooray!

Making... a list of books I want for my birthday in November:
Bodies of Water by T. Greenwood
Looking Up by Beth Moore
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
Winter Storms by Elin Hildebrand
Love Warrior by Glennon Melton Doyle
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Rising Strong by Brene Brown


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2 comments:

Vicki Misner said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely family, looks like you are all settling in nicely. I am happy to see that maybe your anxiety is finally lessening and I hope you continue to enjoy life and all that comes your way.

Holly said...

Aw what a hard week, Shelly! I am mad at that math curriculum on your behalf. I bet they will catch-up super quick though. Carly is just adorable!