What a week!!
Most of it has been wrestling with my own mouth to keep it shut. I’m just at a loss of nice words to say to most people. Yes I’m a Christian. Which is why I haven’t said most of them. I’m also human. And I can only see/hear/watch so much foolishness.
I focused on my kids this week, and that will always help me smile. Mostly.
I took all 3 to the dentist for their cleanings. Next thing I know, my 12 year old is having 6 baby teeth pulled out. And they would not let me go back. I’m wondering how many of these people have had that kind of work done as a kid. They said he’d be fine by Sunday. ( This was Saturday. 6/6) Poor guy still can’t eat, drink through a straw, or brush the teeth he has. My heart hurts for him. He’s being a trooper, but he’s struggling.
We did manage to go swimming for the first time yesterday. I’m almost able to say I’ve taught all my kids to swim. Kensley worked really hard yesterday. And she did great!
Even starving and hurting, my almost toothless son had fun too. He can’t stand his hair, but won’t cut it. I said then no complaining lol.
One of my biggest smiles was seeing my oldest with his little sister. He had real smiles interacting with her, and even posted their group picture on his social media. Which is huge.
Today is crazy, but a friend texted me out of the blue to let me know she’s praying for me. That definitely brought a smile. We shall see what this week holds. I signed up my two youngest for online classes-dance for her and art for him. It was free and is being done where my daughter was already taking dance. I’m grateful and not sure how to make it all work. 😜
I did want to share something wonderful. Trying to explain humanity to a child is hard. Especially when it’s not been an issue in their life. Here’s what my 7 year old took away from our talk;
“So we have three cats. one is orange, one is black, and one is black and white. And they don’t care about that, they just love each other. Just like we should.”
Well said my princess. Well said.
And-my son got an attitude with the lifeguard while at the pool because he was told not to run on the diving board. (12 yo) So you know what I did? Before we left I made him apologize to her. It doesn’t matter that she’s 16, 17, or 18. She was doing her job. And will not let my kids treat people with disrespect. While it was awkward, she thanked him for the apology. I told him that in itself means a whole lot.