So, if you’ve noticed in my little “about me” there under my picture, we decided amidst my feeling like carp to put two of our boys in school this year. It was not an easy decision and we’re still not sure how long it will stick. Definitely until we get my health ironed out and likely for the duration of this year. I don’t want to whip the kids around and they are enjoying themselves and doing well so while it was never in “the plan” it is working for now. I took pictures of the momentous first day of school. That was the day we surprised the boys with Grandma’s arrival also. I only got a few pictures of them with her because I wasn’t in much of a picture taking mood while feeling like a semi truck had rolled over me.
Tomorrow I get my head examined. For real. A real live check-up from the neck up. A CT Scan. I’m not thrilled or looking forward to it but I hope they find something (a brain) and nothing else. Meanwhile my sleep has been alright. Not good or great but it’s been sleep which is more than I could have said two weeks ago. Last night I tried to cut back a bit on my sleeping pill and woke myself up in the wee hours of the morning by suddenly and forcefully doing a gigantic karate kick into the air because I had dreamed that I was being chased down by Islamic extremists at the church I grew up in and there was dire need for some serious karate action apparently. This is what comes of watching too much news and kids’ karate lessons and having some sort of REM sleep disorder where your brain doesn’t quite let your body know that it’s supposed to be temporarily paralyzed and not karate kick the terrorists in your head. Thankfully my husband was spared any blunt force trauma. I’m really looking forward to talking to that sleep doctor about treatment.
Here are the pictures. Not of my karate kick but of the other things mentioned above.
Gotta love that dribble of snot… It really captures the feel of childhood doesn’t it?
Meanwhile, here is one of my other children in an unguarded moment.
And here are some muscle men.
And here is another unguarded moment.
And this is my wonderful mother with my boys.
And here is my baby sucking his thumb like it’s a Marlboro light.
And unfettered cuteness.