Missed Parties

I woke up today not feeling well. Not really sick, but a couple things were bothering me — and if you know me, you know that I will worry and worry, only making what was originally bothering me even more worrisome when there really isn’t a need for it. But I do it anyway. My anxiety is something I hate — I hate, hate, hate it.

But it’s hard to change, and I am slowly working on it. And I do think it’s getting better. But on days like today, it feels like it’s getting worse.

But we woke up, I was feeling super anxious, so the kids started the day watching tv.

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There were smiles and helpers galore.

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[really, how perfect is this?]

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So the day was ‘off’.  I was SO cranky, completely worried over nothing, and was totally scattered.

And I did it. I forgot Elliot’s birthday party.

The one thing that Jamie had been looking forward to all week. When I realized I forgot it, I cried. He had a countdown going for goodness’ sake. Each day he’d ask, “How many days now until the birthday party?” And that would happen maybe 3 times a day. He was so excited to have that birthday party all to himself, without his sisters, and I totally forgot about it.

And what makes me even more upset is that just 2 days ago, I went and got Elliot’s birthday present. We wrapped it and Jamie wrote out his card and everything. I even wrote the time of his party on my hand so I could write it on my calendar (the invite was in the car and I knew I’d forget about it so I wrote it on my hand so I would remember — yes, very junior high).

But ya know what? It’ll be okay.

We arranged a playdate and Jamie will give Elliot a little birthday party at our house. He can open his gift and they can play and run wild. And maybe Jamie will forget that I forgot….

So after I dried my ridiculous “I’m a horrible mom” tears, we worked on Maria’s homework.

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She writes her 5’s and 9’s backwards, so we had to go and correct them…along with a few misunderstood math problems. Misunderstood, not wrong….because Maria would never get anything wrong…..

And daddy made dinner.

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No, that’s not what he made. Those are just the breadsticks we are going to eat along with what he made: Beef Bolognese.

Maria approves. I bet you didn’t think that you could pose with a carrot AND look cool. Well you can:

oct23-20Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

 

And get ready, because this week is full of playdates, parties, dinner dates and skateboarding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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