So, life requires balance. I’ve never been very good at balance. I’m usually an all or nothing girl. In the case of ek, I went from having her in regular preschool 3 days a week and never sitting down to do a”formal” therapy session to having her at home all the time and feeling like I needed to do therapy with her every waking moment of the day. That’s a lot of pressure. Since I pulled her from preschool at the end of March we’ve gotten into more of a groove. We take the boys to school, come home, do therapy for 30 min to an hour depending on how well she’s
cooperating, run any errands we need to run, eat lunch, put her down for a nap, try to get some laundry done, pick up the boys, and then hang out with them. The therapy doesn’t stop at the end of our formal session…it goes on all day, but it comes naturally now.
Yesterday I allowed myself a day away. We went to Caden’s field day yesterday morning. He had a blast. He showed us a couple of dances, how he can hula phoop, and how he can jump through a hula hoop like a jump rope. Next was the 50 yard dash and the potato sack race. I was a bit apprehensive before the races started. I’ve mentioned Caden’s competitive side, and his lack of coping skills when he doesn’t win or succeed at what he’s doing. We would have been proud of him no matter what, but he won 1st and 2nd place! He’s quite the little runner! So proud of our little guy.
After field day we wanted to eat lunch with Caden and spend some one on one time with him. He said, no thanks, I’ve seen you guys all morning, I’d like to get some Bojangles and go see the little kids (JL & EK). So, we dropped him off at home with Grandaddy and Grangran and the “little kids.”
Jeb and I went to eat at a deli and he followed me around while we shopped for a friends birthday party and visited a few stores we’d never been to. Isn’t he sweet? I actually don’t mind him following me around. He has an opinion about things too. It’s helpful.
That night we went to celebrate a sweet friends birthday at Chilis in Decatur. It was a blast. We had a sitter come watch the kids and we didn’t get back from our celebration until 11ish. So much fun to be able to do that every now and again.
Again, this has been sitting as a draft for weeks. I’m thinking it’s finished enough, so I’m publishing it.