So, there was a lot of stuff that happened in the last week that I didn’t do the greatest job documenting because I was curled up in the fetal position in the corner of my bedroom, rocking myself in sadness over my baby moving off to college.
I may or may not be blogging right now from that same corner. It’s progress I’m at least uncurled.
The wee ones had their first week of school and it went really well. We’ve been working all summer on Wes’s behavior, trying to get him ready for big school, and the first week was a success. He didn’t get in trouble at all. He only moved his behavior clip once but he was able to move it back with good behavior so…compared to the beginning of the summer when he was kicking me and spitting in my face? I’d say we’re in a much better place.
Yay! for progress! I’ve had nightmares about Wes winning the award for Child Earliest To Be Kicked Out Of School. This week has been a pleasant surprise. However, he’s not handling the new schedule well and it’s made him REALLY emotional which means he was not helping me deal my own emotions when E left on Friday.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Like it wasn’t hard enough without those giant crocodile tears!
But! The move onto campus was actually tons of fun and made Donnie and I totally want to re-enroll as an undergraduate somewhere.
We got him all settled in and I’m now following his life via his twitter because kids these days don’t call home. They tweet home.
Finally…Donnie did a big race yesterday. He was given the honor of starting out with the Elite Wave of competitors and that alone was something HUGE to be proud of. He said he wasn’t happy with his overall results, feeling like he could have been a few minutes better in a few places, but he’s happy with his effort. It’s so fun watching him compete because he’s such an amazing athlete.
Definitely a great week of memorable moments. While there may have been many tears of pride shed by me for all four members of my family (Second grade! Kindergarten! College! Triathlon!) I still found myself so blessed to be surrounded by such awesomeness in my family. They make me want to be a better person.
But let me tell you, I’m very happy to settle into some sort of boring and calm normalcy now. As fun as the excitement of transition and change is, deep down inside I want nothing than a calm and boring life to come home to. Where I can sit in my PJs, wear my fuzzy houseslippers, and read a book every night.
Ahhh…living the dream…