Matthew had his first ever baseball practice today. He did so well considering he hasn’t played it before and didn’t know anything about the game. It was a big parenting fail on our part but in my defense we found out about his practice 45 minutes before it began. In that 45 minutes I had to wake the kids up from their nap, feed them dinner, get them dressed, and pack a bag. My parenting win was getting all of that done with 3 kids and making it there three minutes early.
That was way easier than I was expecting. The only bad part was holding my breath. I have an incredible urge to breath when someone says I can’t. It’s like I’m a teenager again where I have to do something when told no. I guess my rebellion stage isn’t over at 29 years old.
I’m currently waiting to get a CT scan to look at my kidney. I’m nervous because I’m slightly chlosterphobic. This should be fun.
Yesterday my son’s kindergarten teacher came to our house for a home visit. I was so nervous for her to come over but it ended up being great. We got the opportunity to talk a lot about whether we are going to put him in 2 year kindergarten or have him advance to first grade. If you don’t know anything about a Waldorf curriculum then you should know that it is common and preferred for most kids to do a two year kindergarten. We have been struggling with this decision for such a long time because mentally he is beyond advanced but physically he is behind. I don’t think staying in Kindergarten would hurt him next year but I worry about 3rd/4th grade when they are learning more advanced subject matters that he already knows. At five years old he already knows addition, subtraction, multiplication, and easy division. His teacher was looking to move him on to first grade but after our conversation today we are leaning towards two year. I thought the hard decisions would be over after we picked the school but apparently I was wrong.
My kidney stones have passed. I ended up going to urgent care and he wasn’t sure they were kidney stones because of how I was handling the pain. He also said I had a kidney or bladder infection on top of that. He sent me to get a CT scan and right before I left I went to use the restroom and passed my first stone. So I cancelled the CT scan to save us a little money. I went back today and he wanted to check my urine and I passed another stone into the cup. I bet that’s a new one for them. I still have a little pain but it’s nothing compared to what I had. He told me I was one tough cookie because most people are screaming out in pain and I just stood there rocking back and forth. He told me he wasn’t really sure I had kidney stones because I was handling the pain so well. It hurt and it made me cry a couple of times and that says something because the only other time I have cried as an adult in pain was when my spinal wore off at the end of my 3rd c-section. Yep… That happened. I haven’t written about it and probably won’t ever because I don’t want to scare anyone and personally I would like to never relive that again.
I’m pretty sure I have them right now. I’m in so much pain. I am considering going to the ER but I don’t want another hospital bill. I’m going to go cry now…
I love Kylie’s hair so much! I wish my hair had perfect ringlets like that.
I never thought I would have to say this but that is natural curls. I had three Moms from Matthew’s school ask me how I had the time to curl her hair every day with three children. First off, unless it’s a special occasion I would never use heat on my kids hair. I would never want to damage her hair. Secondly, are there parents out there that curl their kids hair on a daily basis? That seems super time consuming and a little crazy.