Monday, February 27, 2012

Muffin Needs Glasses:(

I guess I should have seen it coming after he failed his vision screening last week at the 5 year well-check.  I should have seen it coming...but I didn't.  I made the appointment with the Opthamologist and we went this afternoon.  Note that this type of evaluation requires him to make a lot of eye contact with people he has never met, eye contact not one of his skills here.  Right away he blurted out, " I can't see it" as they tried to repeat the same test he had at the Pediatricians office.  They dilated his eyes and 40 minutes (and numerous joy rides up and down the elevators) later they performed some other tests...1 eye is drastically different then the other so the plan is to try and strengthen the bad eye.

Are you saying...Glasses?  OMG, he needs glasses?!?  If you knew anything about Muffin and if you have been reading this blog for awhile then you too will be thinking OMG.

Yep, glasses.  To hopefully strengthen the weaker eye so he can be weaned off he glasses.  If that doesn't work they may give him a patch..like a pirate.

I'm exhausted just thinking about what life for Muffin with glasses will mean for both him and me.

It didn't help that this morning I found a note in his backpack from his teacher asking me to send his weighted vest back in, seems he's having trouble sitting in circle time again.

1 step forward, 3 steps back.

Tomorrow we go to select the first pair of glasses.  I hope they have yellow ones.  He likes yellow...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Hate to Admit It but...

My laptop is back in action thanks to a new hard drive installation compliments of the Hubs.  I only use this computer for browsing the internet while lounging on the couch at night so I didn't lose anything when it crashed.    So maybe, just maybe I'll be able to get back to blogging on a semi-regular basis now.  Stay tuned;)

As I've been going through my daily life I have been trying to take mental notes about all the things that I think would make a good blog post.  I'm going to try to recall them here and most of them involve things I hate to admit but are true.

I hate to admit it but I don't cook.  Not at all unless it's frozen or freeze dried and requires only the push of a button on the microwave or adding a cup or two of water.  As always (or more accurately from time to time) I become interested in working out and eating healthy by counting calories and laying off the wine.  I found a 400 calorie recipe for Tarragon Chicken Salad and took a trip to the grocery store to pick up all the ingredients.  I couldn't find anything I was looking for and spent almost 45 minutes wandering around trying to locate new potatoes and scallions.  Are green onions the same as scallions?  Why the hell do things have to have multiple names and how many kinds of potatoes could there be?  None of which said, new potatoes.  I had to pick those up in the canned goods aisle.  Is that right?  I spent $49.00.  WTF?  I suck.  Why do I even bother?  Whipping up even the simplest dish leaves me out of time and out of money and 2 days later I still haven't had the time to make the Tarragon Chicken Salad and I lost my recipe.  Tell me again why I don't cook? 

I hate to admit it but I think homework at the 1st grade level is stupid and pointless and only punishes the parents.  I am not  a teacher.  Never wanted to be a teacher so trying to teach my kids how to read, write, and spell is not an activity that I enjoy at the end of the day after commuting 2 hours, working for 8, folding laundry, making my kids dinner (because I still do that), doing the dishes, packing lunches, feeding the dog.  I literally collapse in bed sometimes and realize I forgot to shower.  Forgot!  Good Lord thank you for Dove Lemon Scented Body Spray...  What I hate most about homework is that it often ends in arguments and tears with Puck.  This makes me very unhappy because that's the last thing I want him to remember about his day.  Grrr...

I hate to admit it but Muffin didn't pass his vision screening at his 5 year old well check and now he has to see an opthamologist.  I really hope he doesn't need glasses, that's the last thing he needs.    He also didn't pass the hearing screening so we'll be returning to the audiologist as well. 

Otherwise, things are good here;) 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers


Today is Muffins big Bounce House Birthday party with 25 of his closest friends...We only go big like this for the 5th birthday and we did it for Puck so Muffin gets the same.

I bought an overpriced Mario Brothers Cake and this morning when we woke up the pipe with Mario had fallen over, super.  I hope Muffin appreciates it.

I can't believe it's been 5 years, what a journey we've taken with this kid.  Tomorrow is his REAL birthday.  I love you little man!!!

Our Wii is broken.  That means we have to buy another one.  I hate buying things twice:(

Why do they call Valentine's Parties at my kids school "Friendship Parties".  I think that's stupid.

The only posts I ever write anymore are Friday Night Leftovers.

Please go visit Danifred for more fun leftover thoughts from this week!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers {Stomach Flu Edition}

  •  Please excuse my tardiness...I was down with a nasty little stomach bug that knocked my off my feet for 2 whole days.  I didn't eat or hardly even get out of bed.  On Thursday AM I awoke after a restless sleep.  Tossed and turned all night, queasy, couldn't get comfortable.  I got up anyway, dressed and was ready to go but ended losing my dinner in the toilet.  My husband couldn't believe I was still going to go to work.  (Calling in sick isn't really an option where I work.  There was no one to cover for me, I had to go).  I grabbed some target bags (just in case) and left.  I got almost an hour from home before I knew I couldn't do it.  I was getting worse not better.  My office was able to reschedule my shoot, thank the lord, and I turned around and drove home.  I went straight to bed and stayed there for the next 2 days.  I have vowed to be more sensitive, more loving, caring, and sympathetic the next time my Hubs or kids are sick.  It sucks!!!!  He was great and made sure I had my favorite flavor of gator.ade by my side the whole time:)  Thank honey!
  • Recently one of my closest and dearest friends officially became a SAHM.  This woman has had it hard, and so this is nothing but the best most wonderful news for this truly loving and fabulous mother...but I was jealous.  I hate to even admit that because jealousy is such a hideous ugly thing, but I was.  I just get so tired of trying to make so many different people happy from all sides and the pressure of performing in the workplace as a mother is exhausting.  It's hard to explain unless you have to do it.  It means sometimes you don't get to put your kids first and I hate that.  Staying home for me is not an option but I feel like I'm missing so many important moments and that they are missing the best of me too when I'm not tired and frustrated from dealing with office politics, pressure, and TRAFFIC:(  I have one of the worst commutes in the country.  I'm thrilled for my friend and the jealousy has past, I just wish it had never appeared.
  • We are having a Super Bowl get-together tonight.  Dare I say "party" because it's not that but there will be 8 adults and 8 children from the ages of 5 weeks to 8 years old.  The clean-up should be fun...
  • Did I tell you Hubs said I could get my engagement ring re-set?  I'm beyond hopeful it won't be too pricey.  I want to take my existing diamonds and have them reset into a more  modern-updated design.  I have a marquise solitaire and 12 tiny little diamonds on my wedding band.  I hope to have them placed around the marquise in what's called a halo.  The bands can remain plain.  This is a completely frivolous and unnecessary expense but I don't buy designer clothes or fancy furniture and with our 11 year anniversary coming up, I think it's time;)  
  • Muffin's 5th Birthday is this coming Sunday.  I can't even believe it!!!!!  I'm going to have a 7 and a 5 year old????  Where did the time go?  I can truly say I didn't appreciate the time I had with them when they were small.  Sigh....I won't do that anymore!  Big party planned with a Super Mario Brother's cake and a party with all his classmates at the local bounce house.  Squueeeee!

Please head on over and check out the 2 day old leftovers with Danifred, who just became a mother for the 3rd time:)  A precious baby boy has arrived to the sheer joy of his 2 older sisters.  Go show some love<3