Friday’s Feats and Fails
Oh another week flew by and it’s already Friday, how does that keep happening? Monday seems to be the longest day then there’s must see TV in between there and wahoo Friday Funtime.
It was a beautiful day this past Friday and my kids and I went and played at the park. A new one had been set up in the neighborhood, so it was awesome to have a new place to play. The bonus was everyone was having fun including me, while chasing my kids up and down the slide. Usually my Mad dog wants to stay and play for hours and my Captain is tired after a long day of school. But this time it was a win/win for everybody. And we walked home and the Captain had a great day. It makes me smile and breath a sigh of relief for him as the bullying incidences have been hard on all of us.
I had a great weekend because my sister and brother in-law came to visit. The only fail was I didn’t get all my housework done or my hot tub set up. Plus I was up late on Saturday night and a sloth the next day. But really who cares, I got to watch movies and drink wine with my sister so it’s all good. Besides she comes to see me and my family not my house. ?
Sunday wasn’t very productive but I learned a new dance at theatre practice and I was proud of myself because I nailed it. While some others were struggling with the routine I wasn’t, so I was able to help out a little. Sometimes I feel like a piece of furniture there without a speaking role so it was nice to feel useful. Monday was awesome, my hubby let me sleep in and I got caught up on housework. My poor l little boy caught a cold so he had hot chocolate and snuggles with me. I love days like that, I just get all warm and fuzzy feeling so loved. ?
I found out on Sunday night my best friends Mom passed away. It literally shattered my heart. I could feel all my bestie’s pain as I have walked this path myself. And they were very close, like my beloved Momma and I were. After My Mom passed, Lucy said I would never be alone because I had her. And they got to know each other very well living in the same facility. I took great comfort in knowing I was so loved and looked after, at that time I was feeling such despair. So I couldn’t sleep much all week so I wrote a blog and dedicated it to Lucy. My bestie was very touched and I offered to sing at Lucy’s funeral. She was a precious gem of a lady so I’m honoured to be able to do that for her and her family. Such an emotional week already then my Captain came home and told me he got bullied again!!! He also said that the administration staff don’t consider what’s happening to him as bullying. Because it’s not consistent, and only happening with different kids, so they spoke to him about coping strategies. Well I was waiting for the last incident to be resolved and now I have to deal with this new one. WTF is going on with kids today? What gives them the right to physically harm my kid?!!! I told my son exactly what I felt and I probably should’ve used more discretion. Because his response was “wow Mom I didn’t know you could say all those swear words all at once!” Yeah I’m a truckers daughter and I have the potty mouth to prove it. ?
On Thursday I had a meeting with the school staff and I made a point of telling them how well liked my son was in his previous school. The questions I brought up was what’s going on with yours? And do I have to come supervise him on the playground? We disagreed on the actual term of bullying. Never the less they’re recognizing it as a problem, and maybe he needs someone help transitioning to his new school. Do you think? I just want each and every kid that physically hurts my son to know that there are consequences. And the school assured me that’s what’s happening. Community service seems to be the go to punishment of choice. I don’t care if these brats are scrubbing toilets or picking up garage, stay away from my son!!! So now the administration want to help my son with some sensory needs as he’s been complaining about too much noise and commotion in class. I got through the meeting without cursing, crying, and put some a strategies in place to help my Captain, so way to go Redneck Mama!!!
Since the Captain has started playing hockey he’s loving it. As well being tired, sore, and moody. So little Mad dog is home being sick and miserable and big brother is grumpy. Boom!!!! The two of them get sick of each other and epic melt down was the result. It was so bad that I had to leave the house. I should’ve been more patient, but I’m emotionally worn out this week, so my patience bucket’s empty.
I ended up taking the youngest out to McDonald’s play land and he had fun after being cooped up inside. I was glad he was feeling better too, since that means I can catch up on some zzzz’s myself. The Captain got to spend one-on-one time with his Dad, watching hockey and being a man cub in training. So in the end everyone got what they wanted. We all just had to blow up with each other so that part was a fail. With great emotion comes great passion so when we know better, we do better.
Well here it is Friday and my kids and I took a road trip so I could be with my bestie and her family for the funeral. I was able to get a amazing sitter and attend the viewing tonight. I truly felt Lucy at peace and she looked so beautiful, having the best sleep of her life. There was a few tears, hugs, and some laughter as the family was sharing stories. I kept thinking how it was only a few years ago that was I was there trying to be brave, and mourning the loss of my parents. I kept hearing songs of my Mom and Dad’s favorites. A little Charlie Pride and Elvis Presley are so good for the soul. Music is a wonderful sensory and healing experience. I’m thankful to God everyday, I have it in my life to cope with my daily struggles. So tomorrow I will honor lovely Lucy with love, pride, and a gift of song. ?
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