Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Oh My - October!

So every month I think, I can't believe it's _____  but seriously, how can it already be October?  I mean Halloween is just a few weeks away, and I haven't even started to decorate for kids just told me what they want to be for Halloween, but we have no costumes yet!  My daughter wants to be Frankie Stein from Monster High...but she said any of them would do (she was Draculaura last year).  My son decides he wants to be a Clone from Star I have to get on the ball!  My daughter is horrified that she doesn't have her costume yet...I told her she has plenty of time.  Sigh! In actuality we don't - time is flying like a witch on a broom.  Yikes (yeah - that was lame!) 
Besides all of the Halloweeny stuff I'm sure will start coming our way, my son and daughter both have big projects coming up, plus I have school conferences with both teachers, my daughter starts tennis in a couple of weeks (she came up with wanting to do that out of the blue) and my son just joined the running club - so things are staying busy. 
I have been super stressed out lately - no particular reason - I just want things to slow down, and I want more time to do fun stuff with the kids.  I feel like they are too busy, or I am always trying to get something else done that I'm concerned I'm neglecting them.  I don't get home most evenings until 6:00 p.m. so there really isn't a whole lot of time to do much between dinner, homework, baths, etc. before it's bedtime!  And I have to be at work tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. - yes...4:00a .m.!  I normally don't wake up until 6:30 a.m., but we have biometric screenings at work tomorrow, so I have to be there to open the doors and greet the company...I drew the short straw!  Ugh!  That means I have to go to bed tonight by 8:00 p.m. and get up by 2:30 a.m. to get ready to be there at 4:00 a.m. - that seriously sucks!!!  I am NOT a morning person. 
Well - kids are finally adjusting to school - it took my son a little longer than usual due to being in the gifted and talented program this year - he really did have a difficult adjustment period.  It was a little rough on all of us...but he's finally getting there.  I honestly think these programs are harder on the parents than the kids!!!  My daughter is still mad that she didn't get in the program last year, but she is right where she needs to be - she's not gifted material.  Don't get me wrong - she's smart, but she's a bit flighty, impatient and dramatic...and lazy - she will put off homework until the last minute, and even then it's like pulling teeth to get her to finish it.  Oye!  On a good note, she finally learned how to ride a bike - it only took her to almost the age of 10, but she's finally on two wheels!!!  I thought she would never learn!  :)  We went on our first bike ride together the other day and it was really nice!  Now...I have to find the will to practice running club with my son - Lord help me cuz I'm gonna need all the help I can get doing that!  A runner I am not...I envy those of you who are! 
My poor hubby has been sick since Sunday - he's been pretty miserable, and I've banned him to the FROG (for those of you who don't know - FROG stands for Finished Room Over Garage) - it's a real estate term used down here quite often!  Yeah - so he's been quarantined - it's now Wednesday, and I kinda miss him!  Wish he would get over being sick so he could join the rest of us downstairs - maybe then I could get the kids to bed on time - it's been a challenge this week. 
All I want is a mini vacation - really just one day with a good book and no one to interrupt me, or call mommy, or know - quiet!  :) 
So anyway - hope you all have a wonderful evening - my day is almost done, and I am dreading tomorrow...12 hours from now I will be back here again!  Sigh!