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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Ragged Week

The first week of 2017 is coming to a close, and I couldn't be happier for the weekend. Although Scott and Robby only had four days of school this week, the frustration and stress of returning to a schedule after a long break has been exhausting. I think we all need a few days to recoup and plan for the coming weeks. If I don't get back into a groove, this is going to be a long second semester. 

I'm not sure why we were so unprepared for the return to the school schedule, but we were woefully unprepared for this week. Laundry has piled up and we have been forced to delve into the back of the drawers for shirts that almost fit. Lunches have been mediocre because I haven't been able to get to the grocery store. I have been forced to scrounge in the back of the cabinet for adequate (i.e. unexpired) snacks, an effort that is met with complaints daily. We desperately need the weekend to restore our house to school mode.

Work has been busy, making it seemingly impossible for me to get everything in order. When I do have some free time I spend it with Timmy, either playing with his trains or going to the pool. He isn't handling the transition to an empty house gracefully, sobbing each morning as we drop off Robby at school. I know that he misses the excitement of having his Daddy and brother home, and being stuck with me as a playmate is poor consolation. Taking him to the pool each afternoon has been my saving grace in an otherwise ragged week.

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