Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Need A Break from Summer Break

This summer is really bringing out the worst in me. I am working on some stories that I plan on posting soon but I wanted to leave a note that I've been taking a short break for those of you who have noticed.

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. I don't mean to sound ungrateful but I'm having a hard time. The heat is so terrible these days that I have a small rash above my upper lip from constantly wiping sweat. Except for when I'm working out, I really hate sweating. Maybe it's a sensory issue. I know I have some. I also really hate when hair is in my face.

Additionally, now that my oldest, Logan, has a break, I have absolutely no time to have even a small thought in my head. My biggest job is to keep him occupied while Spencer is receiving therapy all morning long. It's a constant battle and probably quite tortuous for an ADHD five year old as it must look like a string of people come in just to "play" with Spencer while he is stuck with Mom who is has half her attention on something else always. How can the most impulsive boy in New York not want to barge in?

However, there is certainly a lot going on and I hope to share them with you all soon. We are especially stressed as we are in the process of deciding where both boys will be going to school in the fall. I ask you all for send some good energy and thoughts our way. We really need them.

Please check in soon. I'll be writing about spontaneity, amusement parks, schools, and a mother of a special needs child who turned her passion for families with children with autism into a huge financial success.

Video: Spencer reads Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle. My favorite is "puckle cat" (purple cat).


Karen Griffith Gryga said...


I, like you, find that I have a hard time relaxing or finding a moment for myself. I actually went on a walk this morning and about halfway through noticed how tense I was .. until I consciously relaxed myself .. and enjoyed my exercise walk more thoroughly.

I look forward to your future posts ... until then try to take care of yourself ... even if just a little :-)


Penny Williams said...

So glad to hear something from you. I checked the blog a time or two and noticed you hadn't posted in a while. Glad to hear it's just being busy and taking a little break. Can't wait to hear more from you.