Well, I’ve committed to posting daily, so here goes.
Today was NOT really a day to rehash. Not a great one.
On one good note, the twins slept fairly well and I got up at a half decent time. Meaning, the digital clock had not yet clicked over to noon quite yet. 😉 This is improvement, and I am pretty sure baby girl was not up every hour and a half as she has been. Please keep the twins and me in prayer as we deal with getting them to sleep longer periods of time. At this point, we are pretty sure that Lynndi is the one who is not sleeping and that Caleb only wakes up about twice before it’s time to get up soon anyway. Momma really needs some sleep though, and just 3 hours at a time is not going to cut it much longer. Thanks!
I’ve got to find something that works with Drew. Sometimes the boy just refuses to DO ANYTHING. At all. As in, I can take his hand and MAKE him unload the dishwasher, and he does things like won’t stiffen his fingers to pick up a bowl, or won’t release them onto the shelf. It’s not like this all the time, and my other children do not and have not ever had this issue. I know in my heart of hearts that I have to find what works with him, but… I don’t know. It’s hard to explain without it just sounding like I’m not parenting when that is not the issue at all. How do you make a child comprehend that he MUST contribute? All of the punishments, all of the reward systems, all of it – none of it works when he just decides that he WILL NOT. And it makes me crazy.
We’ve taken a couple of weeks off of schooling recently. I’d decided that, even though usually we take our longer break over the holiday season instead of the summer, this year I wanted to keep going to help make up for lost time this past year with two moves and the birth and infancy of the twins. When the twins got sick a couple of weeks ago and I was having to deal with them, it finally dawned on me that we’d been doing great with school and were almost finished with our year’s material, and that it was okay and good for me to take a little time to take care of the babies. That’s when their sleep got so messed up, and we’ve had a hard time getting back to what we were doing. So, Monday we are restarting – with the new stuff even for most of it. I think I’m excited… I’m a little nervous too, because I haven’t been able to get all of the components to do some of what I want and need to do, but I know the Lord provides and we will either get provision for those things or He will show us something else that we can do for now. Drew and Christian especially really need the structure of a schedule, so we need to get back to doing things that way quickly.
Fridays are one of the days I’ve set aside for “mom time” so I’m going to play my game! Bill usually works Friday nights, but is off tonight. He’s very tired though and has to get up to go in to work early, so he’s already napping in the chair. 😉 We are so thankful for his job and his boss who is a man of God and places importance on attending church Sunday mornings and thus Bill is off of work Saturday nights and Sunday nights too (usually). That is such a blessing for us! We haven’t always had that, and as a result haven’t always made it to church, and are loving being able to do so now. Tomorrow I get to go with Mom to my brother’s marching band contest! I can’t wait! I haven’t gotten to hear him perform yet at all, which makes me sad, so I wanted to make attending this a priority. Thank the Lord for Bill’s cousins around the corner who can babysit now that he’s going to work tomorrow!
Have a blessed weekend!