We’ve all survived one week!!! Overall, we had a great week. The kids started school. We’re having fun celebrating Easter, meeting family members and friends, and figuring out this whole being a family thing.
We’ve had many moments that made us laugh and realize just how stinking new we are at this parenting thing. Exhibit A: Boy was tormenting Girl with his Nerf gun. He isn’t allowed to shoot people, so he was shooting at the millimeters around his sister’s head. I broke up the screaming, took the gun, and said in a loud voice, “how many times have I told you to not point guns at people’s heads?!?” I turned around to find PJ standing there, holding out my cell phone. “Ummm…Boy’s teacher is on the phone. She wants to talk to you.” Awesome. Just in case she didn’t think we’re crazy enough, she’s now heard that we point guns at each others’ heads. Sigh. Oh well. What can you do?
Things I’ve Learned:
- Kids put everything in their mouths. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. If we know each other in real life, ask me about the blue mouth story sometime.
- Vanilla Dr. Pepper helps Mommy keep going.
- Jesus is using these kids to beat the selfishness, pride, OCD-ness, and control issues out of me. And I’m so thankful for that.
- Medicaid saves us money, but it costs me my sanity. It took me five hours over two visits in one day to get my 3 sick kids seen by a doctor. We had appointments. I had all the paperwork. We were on time. And then I waited so long in the exam room with the baby that the lights timed out and turned off. Yeah. And then our agency called on our way home to tell me that the kids needed to be seen by a doctor for vision and hearing screens within the next thirty days. Someday I will be able to play with my kids instead of taking them to an appointment per day and calling thirty psychiatrists office to find one who can see us before August. Ugh. I’m ranting. But I’ll be REALLY glad when I get to decide what’s best for my kids.
- When I’m about to lose it, Jesus reminds me how precious these sweet kids are. Like when Baby falls asleep on my chest. When Girl said, “I’m glad you’re my mommy because you’re pretty!” (Though I was covered in boogers). When Boy and Girl sing “Welcome Home” off the Dutton album while we’re in the car. (Check them out on iTunes!)
I so wish I could show you pictures of our sweet little ones! For now, enjoy this one, and know that they are cuties!