It used to be that Father's Day depressed me -- when I was a kid.
Now Mother's Day makes me melancholy.
Tomorrow is IEP day. Thus I spent a fortune at Target and have many new accordion files and organizers in my possession.
My son asked me to read him an abc book about heroes today. R was for Rain Man. After I finished I said I liked Upside Down Man the most because he was funny. He said, "I want to be Rain Man!" He said it about 10 times and I finally distracted him with another book.
Does anyone else describe their weekends as survival? My mom asked me what we did today. "Just tried to keep our heads down," is how I put it. It wasn't a bad day, not by our standards. We spent it trying to minimize meltdowns and make time pass.
I really want to be a better adjusted, more content person. If you have a reading list that might help, I'm ready for some homework.
The keyboard on our new netbook sucks. Or my hands are just huge.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
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I totally know what you mean about passing time on weekends. TOTALLY.
My Mom always said she cried on the first day of school because she loved summer with us so much. I cry just because I'm nervous for C, but generally I'm pretty happy school is starting again. It's just hard trying to fill their days and get through them pleasantly. That and just the constant need for interaction.
Good Lord, I sound like a horrible mother. I love my C more than anything, but he is one high maintenance kid.
I'm joining you in the melancholiness of the day, dear friend.
Love you and miss you.
Sending love and hugs. xo
I know, I'm ambivalent too. I love my time with him, but when he's here he's ALL my time, no multi-tasking allowed...
Have you read Susan Senator's new book? I'm three chapters in, it's great...
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