Family, Life

look away flylady

There is one way I have not yet become my mom (though probably the only hold out), I seem to have an aversion to doing the dishes in the evening, when it would cheapest to run the dishwasher. And.. possibly all weekend too.

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No flylady shined sink for me this morning. 🙁

(I did clean it eventually btw, all my spoons were in there and the sugar doesn’t scoop itself into my coffee!)

The view from the other side of the kitchen was quite a bit easier on the eyes.

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We did project 2 from our art program today! I needed to offer a bit of help to Juno, and the marker she used to outline her work bled a bit, but overall I’d say they did great! We were working on layering the watermelon slices and then painting with real watercolours for the first time!

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Justus’s-
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Juno’s soccer was cancelled tonight, which was wonderful because we were having such a nice dinner we forgot we had to leave and would have missed half of it. And Jon’s slo-pitch was cancelled, which was great because he had already decided to skip tonight to hang out with us! 🙂 So we had a fun family night, boys played lego, girls played board games!

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And one other little occurrence happened today as well. I finally got up the courage to call my doctor for an appointment to start on getting an ADHD evaluation for my Juno. I don’t even really know what exactly is involved, but we have an appointment.

I’ve been up and down and all over the place on whether we need to get an official diagnosis. I don’t want to give my girlie meds, and she’s home with me all the time, so I’m able to find ways to teach her that don’t involve massive amounts of time sitting still. We manage.

Her personality and creativity and imagination and tender heart shine so bright; I never want to make a choice that might dim any part of her.

But I won’t lie and say it’s easy either. Oddly (or maybe totally ordinarily- I really don’t know), the worst of the difficulty comes from my own insecurities and my perception of others judgement, on me… on her… and it doesn’t seem to be going away.

So at the very least, maybe I can have a doctor affirm what we see and perhaps even offer some support or new ideas. We want to start her on chiropractic care, and see if there are other treatment alternatives.

Anyway, I’ve had this on my to do list every day for months, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to actually follow through. I’m nervous as to what comes next and what the doctor might say or think (she has a tendency of making one feel like a hypochondriac, and also of making me cry from nerves for some reason), but my darling girl is worth facing my fears to find some help.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Tash June 11, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Cool artwork! 🙂 They both did a great job! Your kids are beautiful! Hope the appointment goes well xx

    • Reply Christa June 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks Tash!

  • Reply Janine June 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Their artwork is so good! I’ll have to find a way to get myself one of those pictures to hang in my new cubicle in July 🙂

    Praying for Juno, and you and Jon, with the appointment. Even just peace of mind is worth it, and you’re an incredible Mom for taking the time to look into it, and know the background and your options for helping her learn before any diagnoses. You set a great example my dear friend 🙂

  • Reply jon June 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

    CHRISTA!! You know how Hydro One likes to penalize us for doing dishes on a weekday…

    Guess I could have done them 😉

    I’m excited about this appointment too. I’d love to see Juno and you get proper answers and long term solutions.

    Better than my idea of stapling her to the floor and taping her mouth shut before we go out places.

    You’re a great Mum and I love you.

  • Reply Jen June 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Will be praying for the appt Christa! It’s definitely not an easy thing but one way or the other at least you will have answers…then you either continue on as you have (b/c you are doing a terrific job!) 🙂 or you may get other alternatives/suggestions that you can pursue. At least you’ll know what you’re dealing with (if anything, that is)…a good start!

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