It's been an overwhelming few weeks. Usually I feel like someone who can handle a reasonable level of busyness but lately, no, I can't. Just too many things at work and home and all I want to do is avoid the endless laundry and to-do lists and minor irritations and hassles and go to bed. That's not an especially useful approach but at least you're rested.
I have been feeling overwhelmed but I do know that, really, things are really good. I was thinking that I was still acting okay but have received the feedback that in fact I've been a total grump. Oops. So I'm working on being nicer.
You know it's bad when your kid makes a detailed flow chart to "Make Mom Be Nicer." The "and dad" was added as an afterthought. On one hand, I feel bad that she needs a flow chart to have a nicer mom. On the other hand, if she followed these diagrams I totally would be nicer. Imagine your seven-year-old randomly asking, "Do you want me to help you with anything?" and then saying, "okay, I'll do it right away!"
Actually, I can imagine that. Biscuit is a kind and helpful child, the challenge is mostly in follow through. Saying you'll "do it right away" and actually doing it are pretty different. But the concept is good.
Mr. H (the science teacher) says she'll be good at cladograms in high school. So that should serve her well :) I was thinking of the conversation prompts used in call centers. Telemarketing is another career option....