Life has been kicking my butt. After Gage’s successful scope we were back at square one. His behavior was getting worse at home and school and something had to give. So, after some investigating, I scrapped the SCD diet last Monday and within days he was a different kid, well, back to his loveable self! We are now on a new diet that I may detail later, but it seems to be doing the trick. All of of this to say that for the last few weeks all I’ve wanted to do is sleep. (seriously, Jason was home yesterday and I took two naps!) My mind and body are tired of trying to figure out an ever-changing puzzle. So, I’ve been napping a lot and trying not to feel guilty about it. The stress is tough and taking some downtime is a good thing, right?
As tempting as it is to crawl into bed and dream the world away, life goes on. New diets mean new learning and planning. A good scope means finding someone else who can help us find answers. Vacations and getaways must be planned. Birthdays and anniversaries must be remembered. Next year school decisions must be made. New therapies must be decided on. Books must be read, doctors must be found and seen (we have an appointment in Columbus next week). Parties must be attended. Field trips must be attended (seriously, tomorrow is the 3rd one this year aleady). Five year old boys need to play with their mamas. Husbands must be appreciated. Blogging must be done. See that last one? Obviously, that is the one that doesn’t actually get done but is the one that can alleviate stress if I let it. It’s a checkmark on my to-do list that I actually enjoy doing, but I haven’t been taking time for it. So, here I am oversharing and I hope that you’ll still come back tomorrow when I’m back to talking about fun stuff.
What do you do when life seems to be getting the better of you? Yoga? Meditate? Travel? Cry? Punch someone? I need some good ideas!
Oh, the Wednesday Quiz will be posted later today or maybe even tomorrow. I’m not going to stress out about it 🙂