Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.
Finally....after a couple months of Ella dawdling on the potty chair...making me pee while she sits on her potty and does nothing, making me read her books while she sits there with an empty bowl, running to her potty chair AFTER I change her diaper, with her fruitless attempt at urinating...Finally, she peed.
As you read the following sentence, try to say it with a slight mumble and extended whine, without pausing: "Mommy, my arm hurts and my other arm hurts and my elbow hurts and my leg hurts and my other leg hurts and my foot hurts and my forehead hurts and my throat hurts and my finger hurts and my stomach hurts and my belly hurts."
Ella basically knows all her letters and sounds.
This is a daily occurence in our house:
My friends always say to me, "What does your husband think about this?"
The other day he commented, "When Max's wife wakes up in the middle of the night and finds him wearing her dresses, it will be your fault."
My thought was, "Well, at least you think he's going to have a wife!"
I thought about taking my kids outside today. I know it's not 50 degrees..the temperature I have deemed as outside playtime doable. But it is 32 degrees...and that means it's not negative anything. And my kids need to get outside so badly. A little sledding down our side hill would do them well.
It’s funny how we all live in our own little “boxes” and forget that not everyone lives like you do. For example, I thought that leaving my house at 6:30 in the morning for a doctor’s appointment was ridiculously early. I assumed that the roads would be empty. Well, I was wrong. A LOT of people are on their way to work that early in the morning, every single day. I hit quite a bit of traffic, nothing stopping, but a few areas that slowed down quite a bit.
Apparently a lot of people have cancer.
I really love that my son reads.
I had my 3rd radiation treatment today.
The “Burn” step in my doctor’s “Slash-Poison-Burn” method for destroying this cancer began yesterday.
Now Ella was vomiting last night.
We met with Cameron’s teacher this past week for the routine conference. I really like his teacher, as she is very organized and really knows what she’s doing…especially in Language Arts.
They say that when you go through some sort of tragedy, you really start to learn some things about yourself.
On to the next item of my Fight Breast Cancer To-Do List.
If someone could just bring me a latte,
I have to shamefully admit that I have no clue who I’m voting for on Tuesday because I’ve basically blocked out anything having to do with the candidates. My apathy began last spring/summer, when the candidates started announcing their choice to run for the big office. I figured I would get so sick of them by the time the election came a full year and a half later in November that I wouldn’t want to vote for any of them. So I just turned the channel whenever I saw them on TV, and I read no news articles about them.