Get me off this ride …

Some school years are bumpier than others. This has certainly been one of those years. It’s had twists. It’s had turns. At times I think it flung us upside down and shook us all around! And I am DONE with it. I know that it’s not necessarily MY school year to be done with, but still. I’m the mom strapped in next to my kids until this educational and emotional roller coaster ends. Correction… FOUR roller coasters end. Ugh.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are let off the ride!!!

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Hoping it all goes beautifully …

It’s been 24 years since my mom passed away. But I’m going into this weekend feeling pretty good. I’m not sure what that will mean come Sunday, but it’s honestly the first Mother’s Day I’ve looked forward to in … ever. It’s always a tough one. I remember the first one without her like it happened yesterday. It was awful and to be honest I struggle every year. I’m so thankful that my family understands and let’s me just feel it out. And this year I’m feeling pretty optimistic.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you think it’s all going to go beautifully!!!

Proud …

Tomorrow Reese will be participating in her first Special Olympics Regional Games. She will be running the 25 and 50 and participating in the long jump. I am beside myself with excitement! This mama has one major feeling running through her body right now and it is the best!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are proud!!!

Xanadu and creating some new material …

This morning my headband started to slip off of my head onto my forehead. Being who I am, I adjusted it so it sat going across my whole forehead. I looked at Libs and said, “I’m a Ninja Mom. A MOM-JA!” She was not impressed. Not. At. All. So I decided to age-it-up a little and said, “Fine, then I look like Olivia Newton John in Xanadu.” That completely backfired on me because Libs had absolutely no clue who I was talking about. OUCH. Then I just felt old and gave up. BIG SIGH. Libs is my third child and has heard all of my goofy jokes before. She’s also incredibly bright and she’s a comedian in her own right. I think this all leaves me with only one option. I need to “up my game” in humor department. God knows where this will take us. But I bet it’s going to be fun.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you come up with some new material!!!

Negotiating peace treaties and the Barbie isle at Target …

I am pretty darn sure that my ability to get Reese to leave the Barbie isle at Target has groomed me for a career move I never imagined for myself.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have the skills to negotiate peace treaties!!!

Do nothing …

I crack myself up. Every Sunday I wake up with the same goal. But after decades of having children I have come to realize it’s absolutely impossible to achieve. But hey, I’m no quitter.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get to do NOTHING!!!

Fresh eyes and some new hope …

Reese and I saw her pediatrician today. Although the appointment had nothing to do with her feeding issues, of course her doctor asked. And I’m glad she did because we brainstormed a little. AND I am excited to report that we have a new consultation scheduled! We have tried it all. Therapies, assessments, scans, (you name it) to figure out why Reese is still not chewing. It has presented as an issue for both her nutrition and her safety. Heck, one of the main reasons I went back to school was to make sure I was doing everything I could to keep her off a feeding tube! Although I’ve been successful with her nutritionally the choking risk remains. And it’s scary. So needless to say, I am THANKFUL for this new opportunity and GRATEFUL to still have more options to explore.

Well, I hope you all have a day where fresh eyes give you new hope!!!