Mom Life really kicked my butt last week! There was so much going on, that I could barely keep up.
Time to Go With Daddy
The week started with Elijah heading to his dad’s house Monday evening. Now, I have to admit that the weeks Elijah goes with his dad are a little hard for me; especially Mondays. Like most boy toddlers, Elijah is very attached to his mommy. So, there are times as he’s heading out with his dad, he has this long, sad face. There are even times that he actually cries. Either way, this makes it very hard for me to convince myself that I’m not the worst mother ever. I’m overwhelmed with guilt. So, once he leaves, I usually go into my room, crawl under my sheets, and have a Netflix and chill evening. It’s not a happy time for me.
I try to encourage some excitement when it’s time to go with his dad. I smile (which usually forces him to smile) and tell him all the things he will get to do with his dad today, like go to the park. This usually helps with the crying. Not gonna lie, it’s super tough for the both of us.
However, as the week goes on, it does get better. He realizes that it’s his week with daddy, and usually greets his dad with excitement by the time we get to the middle of the week. And as long as he’s happy, I’m able to enjoy my me time.
A Bad Week At Daycare
THEN, there was daycare! I can’t wait until my son final starts “real” school y’all; Because, Elijah’s daycare can’t seem to keep their teachers for more than a couple months at a time. And everytime there is a new teacher, Elijah has to adjust. By adjust, I mean, he acts out. So a couple times last week, he got in trouble for hitting another child. Lord, what do you do when your child is being labeled as a “hitter/biter”. Well, I was super stressed out because I knew why he was acting out; and I also felt that the school wasn’t being sensitive to the fact that he’s had to continuously adjust every time they bring in someone new.
By Wednesday, I was fed up! I had a meeting with the teacher and the directors to discuss his behavior. I also emphasized to Elijah that hitting and biting was/is a huge no-no. He felt bad, I could tell. By the end of the week, he had straightened up. And since then, he’s been doing 100% better.
Update: The teacher that was giving him a hard time has now quit/gotten fired. Good riddance!
Over the past few months, Elijah’s dad and I have discussed the possibility of Elijah needing speech therapy. We had no idea how to go about determining whether or not he needed it though. So, we ended up speaking with his pediatrician about it, and followed the necessary steps.
Turns out, there was this whole stack of paperwork that we had to complete and have others (his doctors, teachers, etc.) complete before he would even be able to be evaluated. Y’all I was overwhelmed once again. I had never seen a Form 3300 or a Form 3231 before. There were all of these pieces of information that we had to gather from every which way. And I knew it was going to take forever.
Plus, his teacher (the same one giving us trouble all week) had to fill out an evaluation, and I knew it wasn’t going to be good.
Well, it turns out that it wasn’t that tough getting the forms filled out. Elijah’s pediatrician, dentist, and ophthalmologist were so helpful! We were able to get all of his forms sent in. So, now we’re just waiting to schedule an appointment for his evaluation. Hopefully, he won’t need speech therapy; But, if he does, we will make sure he gets the help he needs.
The Mosquito Scare
After the craziness of the week was finally wearing off, Friday gets here. After work, I go to pick Elijah up from school. And for the first time that week, he had a good day. He was so proud of himself. He said, “See mommy, no biting. And no hitting.” That meant that he hadn’t bitten or hit anyone that day. Thank God!
Well, that was the positive thing that happened. Elijah also had a head full of bumps that looked more like knots (Think the “Martin” episode when he got beat up by the boxer). I’m probably being a little dramatic, but it was bad. I was already aware of the fact that Elijah’s skin doesn’t do well with mosquito bites. But, this was the worst it had ever been. He had bumps all over his head, and some on his legs and arms too. It was a mess y’all. I was tempted to take him to the doctor. But, we decided to wait and see how he looked the next morning. I also stocked up on insect repellent, and slathered him with Hydrocortisone 10 and Benadryl.
Of course, over the next couple days, the bumps went away and he was back to normal. However, whenever we take him outside from now on, he has to wear insect repellent. It’s a requirement.
So, yep that was my week in motherhood. A bunch of ups and downs. Needless to say, motherhood is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot out of you. But, I love and adore my son soooo much. It’s all worth it.
I beat myself up over and over during the week. But, everything turned out fine in the end…until a new week starts and the adventures begin again. Thank you for stopping by and letting me vent to you for a little bit! Speak to you soon.
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