I got up super early for my interview. I didn’t know how long the drive would take with traffic, so I left extra early, per hubby’s instructions. I was there an hour early, but I would rather be early than late! The interview went well, so we’ll see.
I got home and attempted to take a nap. I’ve got a horrible cold. I don’t really feel that bad most of the time, but I’m so stopped up and this cough is killing me! My nap was interrupted by maintenance. Our ceiling was leaking Sunday evening. We found the problem, one of the upstairs air conditioners was plugged and leaking, so we fixed that, but the ceiling in the living room looked horrid. Chunks of it had fallen off. It’s kind of ridiculous that this is the second time they have fixed my living room ceiling, but it’s fixed.
I then picked up little man from school. The school nurse had done a vision test last week that he failed and she recommended that we take him to an actual optometry appointment. The kid did great! They did that horrible glaucoma test where they blow the puff of air in your eye. I HATE that test! I blink every time because I know it’s coming. He had no problem with it. They even dilated his eyes. He didn’t like that so much, but I promised him ice cream. He does need glasses. I have the prescription, so now I just need to take him to buy them. I was really hoping the kids would get their father’s eye site. My eyes are terrible. Even with my contacts in, I had to squint and turn my head just right to read some of the letters at his appointment. I got glasses when I was 7. Poor kid is only 5. He thought that no one would recognize him with them on. Poor kid.
I did take him out for ice cream as promised. We came home, then walked to the playground near our house. Baby girl does everything her brother does. It’s too cute. Before bathtime, I put her on the toilet like I always do. She finally peed in it! She looked at me like I was crazy when I started clapping and cheering. I don’t have high hopes yet, she is only 20 months, but I have been putting her on it when I change her and before bath time. Yea baby girl!
A comment was made on my weekend recap post that made me wonder. The comment said:
“Sounds like fun! I love how everything you did included the kids. You all had fun without excluding them. It’s nice to read that because so many parents think they can’t have fun with friends if the kids are there. That’s why my husband and I rarely went out because most everyone we knew would drop the kids at a sitter and we just didn’t want to do that. We can have fun WITH the kids, there will be plenty of “just us” time when they are older. It’s refreshing to read your posts.”
Do a lot of people think like this? I asked hubby and he couldn’t think of a time when we had gotten a sitter. I can think of two times, hubby took me on a dinner cruise last year and the ball last fall. Both times, family watched the kids though. We have not done things before because people said not to bring the kids.
I just don’t understand the thinking that you can’t have a good time with your kids along. Normally, the kids entertain themselves and leave the adults alone for the most part. Friday night, we went to dinner and had 6 kids to our 4 adults. We sat in the middle of the table with kids on either side. They completely entertained themselves and we were still able to to talk. Saturday night, it was late, so they watched a movie while we all sat outside and talked (we were right outside the living room on our patio). Sunday night, the kids played in the living room and the adults went from inside to out. It was perfectly easy to take the kids. It’s just not a question to us, we take the kids. That and babysitters are super expensive!
After reading the comments, I wanted to clarify….I don’t have a problem leaving the kids with a sitter. I like going out with hubby, just the two of us. It just doesn’t happen much. We can have just as much fun with the kids.We also have a hard time getting sitters. It’s hard when you are somewhere away from family and don’t know anyone to watch them. I’ve got to find a sitter for the ball, that will be here before I know it. If something does come up that we really want to do and can’t take the kids, then we will go without the kids, but that is just rare. There have been a couple occasions where we did not go to a function at someone’s house because we couldn’t take the kids. I tell hubby he can go alone, but he chooses not to.
Little man started school today. He was soooo excited! I took him in this morning for a brief orientation. I took the map of base in case I got lost (he doesn’t go to school on the base we live on. Our base has a shopette and not much else). It’s a straight shot out our gate to one of the gates of that base. No big deal. I wasn’t quite sure after that. He told me that he knew where we were going. He asked me more than once if I was lost. He has no faith in his mother. We got to school, went through a brief tour and then shown his classroom. He was too excited and was ready to see me go!
At first glance, I feel like he was learning more at his previous kindergarten. He was learning words and how to read already. He does get to learn Spanish here. I’m not really sure that is necessary at the kindergarten level, but whatever.
All in all, it sounds like he had a good day. All he could remember was details about the playground. That is typical of him.
I’ve had an issue getting little man to go to bed since he got back from his dad’s. He has been telling me he is scared, but won’t elaborate. I had thought that he just wanted to either sleep in my room or me to sleep with him. Tonight, he went down without a problem, but got right back up to tell me he was scared. Apparently, he is scared of the monsters in his head. No more Scooby Doo for this kid! He says he thinks about bad things and can’t think about good things. I went through everything I could think of for him to think about. He said he can’t control what goes on in his head. I explained to him that he is the only one that can control it, but he’s little, he doesn’t entirely understand. Any ideas on how I can fix this?