TBT Writer’s prompt 6.25

It’s Thursday, which means it’s Mama Kat’s writing prompt day! Mama's Losin' It

Writing Prompts For 06.25: (pick one)

  1.  Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous June and write a poem or a blog post.
  2. Create a summer playlist and share it.
  3. Share a lesson you learned from your Father that still sticks with you to this day.
  4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: prize
  5. The last thing that made you laugh.
  6. List 10 hotels you wouldn’t mind living in.

This week I’m going with the first one, because that also takes care of TBT, and I’m tired. It’s been a very long week. Continue reading

What’s Up Wednesday 24.6.15

I vowed to update on Wednesday’s about what’s going on, that way even if I don’t blog any other day, I still get to it once a week.

Friday My Aunt still took Lady Girl to the Kids Expo. She had a BLAST.  Midway through the day my SIL messaged me with a picture and said “this was their choice” then followed through with an actual video of Lady Girl and her cousins on this ride:

 being as afraid of heights as I am, this totally freaked me out, but Lady Girl was laughing the whole time. Apparently they went on the ride multiple times.  She went on a billion other rides and got her face painted. She came home one happy, tired little lady.

Monday night we had a crazy, wild, beautiful rainstorm. We were in the middle of a tornado watch zone, and some places got flooded badly (thankfully we live at the top of a hill, in a semi detached with our basement/foundation on the side of the house that faces the hill) The thunder scared Mister & Blue and kept them up, but it was gorgeous to witness.

Sunday I took Big C to buy some summer clothes. Midway through he said he needed to just sit. I went to grab some juice and came back to the bench and he looked really flush, so I got him to the front of the store, paid for what we had and then we headed home. When we got home I took his temp & he was 39.1 C (102.3 F) . I gave him some ib profin and he went to sleep. An hour later when I checked his temp it went down to 38.7. Later in the evening, when the medicine wore off he was back up to 39+, in the middle of the night he hit 40, and I gave him more meds. Monday Morning I called the Dr and we headed in. Thankfully his ped also has a walk in clinic, so I don’t need to worry about an appointment for things like this. The dr checked him over and said it was tonsillitis. He prescribed us an antibiotic and said he should start to feel better in 24-48 hours. His grad was two days away, so I was hoping for 24, but prepared myself that he may not make grad.He spent Tuesday sleeping with his temp ranging around 39 until the end of the day and then going back down to 38.7 by the evening. Last night he hit above 39 again, but this morning he was down to 38.1 ! and then later on in the morning he hit 37.4! He hasn’t had tylonel since Sunday night/early Monday morning )the Dr advised us to let the fever fight the infection). He’s still not 100% better, he’s awake, watching tv. and still laying around. He gets a bit dizzy and feels week, but he is hungry (so that’s a good sign)  He said he doesn’t feel up to grad, and of course I completely understand, so we called my SIL to tell her we don’t need a babysitter and called those that we invited to tell them it’s off. I’m sad that I won’t get to watch him graduate grade 8. Yes there are going to me more graduations, and his health is obviously 100000000 times more important than watching him get his diploma, but I’m still sad for missing it.  We’re going to have a little celebration for him once he feels more up to it. 

Tomorrow is the kids’ last day of school. I can’t believe it’s summer already! We’re starting it off with a Canada Day celebration on Saturday at the church. They have bouncy castles, pony rides, family fun, food & fireworks. We go most years (I didn’t go last year because I was at the “about to burst” part of my pregnancy)  There are a few things at the library that the kids are interested in,so we’re going to check that out. This weekend we’re sitting down with a calander and planning some fun stuff together so the kids aren’t bored all summer. Lukie is going to skills camp in August (the same one the other two boys went to at his age), he’s excited.

So that’s life in my little corner of the world this week.

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Un-Winding

The last time I went out sans baby was in May, about a month ago. I’m not including things like running to the store, or going to the Drs, but a real outing. With other adults, just to relax.
My good friend, and his partner dropped by and kidnapped me to go out for lunch.  We were gone about an hour or so. It was nice to not be worried about what the kids were doing, to not play referee, to not worry about the dishes or what mess needed to be cleaned.
I also attend a weekly “moms” group, with childcare, so I have some adult interaction time.

I think parents, especially moms, tend to forget that we need time to just be ourselves too. We spend so much or our time putting everyone else first that we forget that we need to be first sometimes too, that our family’s world won’t crumble if we take some time that is just for us.  There’s so much mom-guilt about it, it’s unreal. Why do we do that to ourselves?
We need to allow ourselves this time away. It’s refreshing. A way to recharge ourselves.
We need to help each other do this. If you know a mom offer to go out for coffee once in a while, or food (there’s nothing like eating hot food without someone asking for some -even when they have the exact same food!) It doesn’t have to be long, or all the time, but every now & then it’s just nice to get out and be you.

Being a parent is important, our family is important, but you know what? We’re important too!  Remember to take time for you, doing something that makes you feel relaxed. sig1