The school year has started and I am homeschooling my two youngest sons again. They are in 5th and 3rd grade. I always talk about how quickly the time is passing but just looking at my boys and how they are growing up and out of everything really brings it home. Our 8 year old's foot just grew a whole size in a few months AGAIN! My teenager is a Junior now. That means he only has one year left in highschool after this one.Why did I think he would a little boy forever? I guess I thought they all would. My oldest is an adult now, going on 22. That just boggles my mind.
The summer was pretty good. We didn't get the chance to go a lot of places or take a vacation, but we did have some good family moments. We welcomed a new family member. An English Mastiff puppy. He is 6 months old and has to be pushing 80 lbs! My husband wanted a big dog! Well he got one. I didn't fuss, he could have wanted a Porsche. Actually Gunther(the dog's name) may reach the size of one.
This is the 1st year I am actually looking forward to Autumn's cooler temps. The record breaking heat of this Summer wore me out. I have a new friend named, "hot flash", so I have my own personal Summer everyday. Really didn't need those almost 50+ days of 90 or above temps to help me out.
That is another thing. I turned 45 this year and my body said, "ooh I've got some new things to do to you this year". Along with the hot flashes came bifocals, a slowed down metabolism, decreased energy, increased lactose intolerance and sleepless nights where I can't fall asleep until after midnight, fully awake around 4 a.m. and exhausted by Noon. What the heck is this madness? And then when you tell people to get a bit of sympathy they say, "Oh just wait until you get hit with _______or when hair starts growing_____" WHAT!?
I don't find any of this funny. I find it actually a bit cruel. I mean after surviving the teen- age years. Everything else should be gravy! Instead my husband and I find ourselves comparing and on some occasions actually sharing pains. It is ridiculous! We are so tired and achy lately we couldn't even find the strength to give our son the full blown, lots of guests, balloons, and presents 10th birthday party he was hoping for. I know I know,...sad. Believe me, we beat ourselves up about it for about 10 minutes, then our meds we take for our numerous aches and pains kicked in and we figured the red velvet cupcakes and the Nintendo 3DS we bought him would tide him over until next year. The jury is still out on that one.
Oh well, time for me to start today's homeschool lessons. Right after I take a nap.
Peace and Love