Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things R is Thinking About This Week

1. If the kids request to watch the Disney sing-a-long video for Disneyland one more time I'm going to scream. It is a half hour commercial for Disneyland!!!

2. With just my three kids here, I would not have to be rushing downstairs every two minutes to comfort DN-J or to stop DN-A from telling someone else what to do.

3. I'm meeting with the boys' teacher today because, "January conferences are coming up but I want to talk to you about B before then." Ack!

4. I called several places yesterday to inquire about obtaining Sensory Integration Therapy for A and haven't heard back yet. Boy, it would sure be easier to drive him to the therapy once a week or so if I didn't have to juggle two more kids' nap schedules.

5. My guess is that I'm going to hear that B's drooling and increased "mouthing" (he has been chewing on his shirt constantly now) are a concern, along with his sometimes garbled speech, and we should get him evaluated for speech and possibly OT.

6. That's one more kid to drive to therapies. See #4.

7. J is going to start going to school THREE mornings in January. Imagine how much more I could get done if I didn't have the baby to care for.

8. After talking it through with DH last night, I would be willing to still watch DN-A before school, drive him there, and then drive him to where ever he would need to go after school, if necessary. Just trying to think of anything that will make this easier for my sister.

9. I have to sit down and talk with her about this, without kids around. Maybe Saturday ...

10. Started WW yesterday. Planned out my meals for today last night. I really need to get my weight under control!

11. I'm going to the gym today. See #10.

12. I hope I can stay committed to WW.

13. I just had to run downstairs and fast forward through the song that scares A on the tape. He runs from the room moaning and saying incoherant things in the playroom, all with his hands on his ears. Poor guy.

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maggie said...

I know the feeling of wanting to scream if you are subjected to a video one more time. Mine was Veggie Tales

M-j said...

Good luck with Weight Watchers and your decision about watching the kids. I know it is difficult. But, just because you don't have extra kids around does not mean you will have PLENTY of time to do things. I still find myself wishing I had more time! But it is really nice not having toddlers around. Except for mine!

Tammy said...

Good luck with WW!! I really need to get on a plan and stick with it!

I hear you on the sing alongs.. my nephew used to do nothing but watch those sing along tapes.. I would constantly buy him new ones so we wouldn't have to listen to the same ones too often LOL

Crazy Fat Chick said...

I hope everything works out with Brendon. My nephew has sensory integration issues and I know that can be rough. He also has speech therapy and OT. NY offers speech, OT and PT therapy in your home for toddler and preschoolers. I am not sure out PA but it might be something to explore.

I don't know how you do it. Best wishes.

Caylynn said...

Wow - I don't know how you moms do it.

Good luck with Weight Watchers. With regards to the gym, as a group fitness instructor I can tell you if you find something that you enjoy doing, then you are much more likely to stick with it. So, if your schedule allows, try out some different classes, or different pieces of equipment, and find what you enjoy.

Happy T13. :)

pkzcass said...

Sounds like you've already made up your mind to stop watching your sister's kids. I'm dying over here waiting to see how it all turns out.

Good luck with the WW. If I can do it, you can too. If you stick to it, you will feel great when you don't hate yourself anymore for overeating.

Good luck with Brendon. Do they really think the mouthing is something to be concerned about? Both Zack and Cole went through those phases, and Cole has been doing it again lately. I'm not getting him evaluated for anything; I just tell him to stop it.

tvaddictgurl said...

Good luck with WW. I keep thinking about going back to them. I did pretty good the last time I was with them.

Stephanie said...

My goodness... I feel some of your pain... with three boys 6 and under. Fun times :-()

Anjali said...

Julia going 3 mornings sounds like a grand plan. I'm considering sending Leela 2 mornings starting in January. Without the other two, you'll have plenty of time to do the stuff hard to do with kids around (errands, bills, cleaning), and plenty of time to really enjoy and relax with your three because you're not as stressed.