Aaaaaaaahhh Monday! (6-26-17)


Aaaaaahhhh! Seriously?! I have to move. Again! 

Two years ago we bought an acre lot and decided to build a new home. As soon as possible we put our house on the market and started working with an architect. Our house wasn’t selling so we took it off the market and redid all the flooring. We made more changes and put it on the market again. A year went by and our house still hadn’t sold, we had to fire our architect and I was only months (really weeks) away from having a baby. So we decided to move out of our house in hopes of it selling quicker and to get settled before the baby came and the kids started school. 
It has now been two years since we bought our lot. Our house finally sold, seven months after moving out of it, and we have a new architect. But now our lease is up on our rental house and although we contacted the owner back in April about extending our lease we found out for sure on Friday that he is selling and we have to be out by the end of July. Aaaaaaahhhhh! 

Life just isn’t going as planned. That’s ok. Things will work out. It will all be ok. I feel like we are doing everything we are supposed to be doing but nothing is happening on our timeline. I know there is a better plan than we can imagine, I just have to get there. My question is how? How do we get there? What do we do next? Aaaahh! 

Life is crazy and frustrating and awesome and terrible and hard and wonderful and miserable and crazy. I’m always amazed when I look back and see just how things worked out, why something happened or why something didn’t. I know it will be the same in a few years. Until then I’ll go pack a box or two and maybe cry a little and I’ll just keep reminding myself that it will all work out. 

Love,

Kendra

Monday life lessons (6-19-17)

I saw this quote and felt like I could relate.

I am also helping them problem solve by not waking me up when I’m taking a nap, to pay taxes by taking the first bite of their ice cream and to deal with disappointment by always saying no. Life lessons.

What are some life lessons you have learned? What are some life lessons you have taught?

Have a good week friends. You are important. You are loved. You have something important to do.

Love,

Kendra

Happy birthday and happy camping Monday (6-12-17)

Good morning, happy Monday and a very happy birthday to my Lulu girl. We have a very exciting day planned. Lunch, treats and getting ears pierced. It’s a big day. Today is also the day my biggest boy leaves for a week long scout camp.

 I wasn’t worried about him going to camp until last night when Damon, who is one of his scout leaders, told me that Harrison has asked several times if he has to go. I feel concerned. Then he tells me he hopes Harrison has everything he needs. “What? Isn’t that why he brought everything to scouts on Wednesday so you could check what he packed?” “That was the plan but we ran out of time so we just went through the list and just verbally checked.” Now I’m worried. 

I really believe in letting kids learn from their mistakes but that’s easier said then done. Especially when your kiddo has some challenges that keeps him from processing things the same way other people do and when getting him to participate the way he’s supposed to is a struggle for everyone involved. 

Even though he worked really hard and packed all by himself and I want him to learn from his mistakes I went through his gear anyway. He has enough frustrations I just couldn’t bear the thought of adding embarrassment to that when he gets out of the shower and realizes he doesn’t have a towel to dry off with. Thankfully I found very little that he missed and that is a huge win for my boy. 

But, here it is 3:30 in the morning and I can’t fall back to sleep after baby woke me up. My mind is just racing. So I’ve been laying in bed researching and reading up on ways to help my stinkers, and myself, with our struggles. I thought I would share some of my favorite resources with you. They might help or maybe you have some more you can share with me. Because the more we share and talk and help each other the more pleasant and doable life can be. 

ADD/ADHD and all disorders (this is my favorite) https://www.additudemag.com

Dyslexia – http://brightsolutions.us       https://www.learningally.org 

Autism/Aspergers- http://www.myaspergerschild.com

Parenting for all struggles – https://www.understood.org https://themighty.com

Here’s to a happy birthday to my Lucy and hoping for a happy camper at my boy’s first week long scout camp! 

Love,

Kendra

Monday (6-5-17)

Sorry friends, I just don’t have it in me today. I’m good. Everything is fine. Just having a low day. I’ve tried to write something all day, it just hasn’t happened. My life is a continuous cycle of feeling ok, feeling happy, feeling really happy and feeling miserable. It’s just life, my life. And today isn’t a feeling happy kind of day.                     
I am so grateful for two things today; my kids are still alive and my husband is throwing together dinner. 

Next time you’re having a day know that you’re not alone, you’re not crazy and there’s no shame in being a slob and sleeping all day, or so I tell myself. 

Love, 

Kendra