Wednesday, April 7, 2010

When I said "I jumped in head first" I meant it. I just didn't know it at the time. Didn't know what that really meant.
This will be fast...this is what I've jumped into in the past week:

Lice - do not get this. It is a nightmare to get rid of. We cut Ian's hair and then found it in mine. And after a breakdown on my part we've successfully treated our entire house and everyone in it, twice. My water bill will be high, but we will have no critters living in our head.
Poison Ivy - The boys have this, but I might as well with how much I hear scratching and have to put medicine on Ian.
Gnarly rug burns - This is Ian, and it is truly gross. I won't go into details, but it's hard for me not to gag when I clean it.
Clyde - He has been "off" lately. We're keeping a close eye on him. But with the gag me poop in the house and throw up in the car today, I'm hoping that he just got into something outside and is working it out on his own. He's currently napping in the corner and I'm sure he'll be back to his old "piranha" mouth self this evening.

I know this is normal stuff that just goes along with being a mom and owning a dog and being a human. I keep telling Ian, I've never done this before, so give me some grace. As I say that I realize, I need to give him grace. Grace to be a 9 year old boy just enjoying Spring Break. I should be worried when there isn't anything going wrong or anyone running around the corner with something bleeding, because it's about to happen.

Thankful that I'm ending this 1st trimester and feeling more like myself. I don't know if I could deal with all of these smells without adding to the mess. Thankful for hot water and a washer and dryer. Thankful for a husband to help me and share the memories. Thankful for a mom that will check my head for lice. Thankful for carpet cleaner and peroxide. Thankful for nights with nothing to do and good weather so that I can keep my windows open.

-On to dusting that pollen now.

Next blog will be more reflective and insightful...this is just a quick vent.