• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 290 (New Routines)

    Funny how this still applies when you're thirty five.

    Funny how this still applies when you’re thirty five.

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  3.35 miles;  Running Total: 260.01 miles)

    Day 290 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    Today the kids and I started adjusting to a new routine.

    Last Friday was the kids’ last day at daycare. Since sometime during chemotherapy Justin and I have had the kids in daycare because there were days I didn’t feel well enough to go get them.

    Daycare is an expensive choice, but it’s enormously convenient.

    The daycare dropped the kids off at school and picked them up after school. They also made sure homework was done. They even had a teacher come in part time to help the school age students with their homework.

    Daycare worked best for our family at the time. Now, we’re shifting to a new ‘best’.

    Now that I’m not in treatment anymore it makes more financial sense for me to do the dropping off and picking up. That means I’m also in charge of getting homework done.

    My children are creatures of habit. Any changes to those habits result in epic melt downs.

    Because of their new schedule the kids got to sleep in a little longer. This was great for Hannah’s morning mood.

    Connor, not so much.

    He was grouchy all morning and at one point refused to wear his left shoe because he insisted it made his foot feel funny. We did eventually get to school (with both shoes on, I might add).

    I thought, Okay, so the adjustment will be mornings.

    I was half right.

    Hannah’s adjustment came in the afternoon.

    Our disagreement started as soon as we walked in the door. She wanted to watch Mine Craft videos on YouTube with Connor. I wanted her to do homework.

    I tried to meet her in the middle. I told Connor to pause the video until Hannah finished her homework.

    Apparently my negotiation skills leave something to be desired.

    It still took two crying fits (Hannah’s, not mine) and two time outs in her room (confession: these were just as much for me to calm down as Hannah) before we got through third grade division.

    Today’s silver lining: Shoes were worn to school and homework got done.

    Let’s hope tomorrow goes a little more smoothly.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.


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