Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Outside Of The World Of Trauma
It is so funny to hear them play because I used to be just like that. Claire is in such a hurry to grow up and it blows me away. I can't believe how grown up she has become. For as much work as it is to load kids into the car and go pick up Claire's friends, I love that they play here so I can get to know them. I like being the cool mom who does fun things with my daughter and her friends. I like this so much because usually I am the disciplinarian and the fun is left to Matt. Ivan is constantly running the neighborhood with the group of boys that live here. He did not have that in Arizona. He is used to being with girls all of the time. Poor kid is drowning in estrogen. Now that life is slowing down for us I am discovering the back lash of not feeling well for 6 months. The house is now closing in on me. I am in a hurry to get organized before it drives me insane. We are two families in one house and we are basically becoming one family. It is working remarkably well. I am thankful for the help that E and K give us daily. I hope that we are giving them the same amount of help with their little K. He has blossomed here with the other kids. I have seen him smile so much since they came to live here and I love it! I am so relieved that things have slowed down for our family. It is nice to focus on the house and the kids without interrupting our days with several doctor appointments and therapy and trips to the emergency room. I probably shouldn't say anything for fear of jinxing it, lol. At any rate I am happy to be settling and focusing on taking care of our family outside of the world of trauma!