Monday life lessons (6-19-2017)

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