Thursday, April 27, 2017
A Week of Unexpected Things
Joseph mowed the grass today (first time using the push mower!). It's a beautiful day when children learn a new skill. I did some grocery shopping in the afternoon, Makayla had track practice. Dinner was homemade burgers and fries, with a side of strawberries.
Tuesday Makayla didn't have Seminary so kids had until 8am to get up for the day. One was up at 5am, three at 6am, and it kept going from there. Yeah, most of them are not willing to sleep in. We ate breakfast and moved right into school. Daniel has officially finished his math book for the year and is on review. Joseph and Emma are on their last chapter. The other kids are working their way there.
I've been snuggling up with my younger three boys to read books each morning. Today they wanted a lot of Curious George books as well as some Eric Carle books.
I went to the dentist - apparently I managed to break a tooth. They can't work on it the same day you come in to get it checked (insurance rules) so I will go back next week to get the tooth fixed.
Wednesday's morning plans were thrown off when Mason woke up with pink eye. In to the pediatrician we went for a prescription while Makayla babysat. When I got home several of the kids had started their school work and the rest were playing peacefully. By mid-afternoon things went crazy when I got a letter from a government agency we deal with because of Mason - one of those "we're changing our mind retroactively about the last 10 months and you owe us more money than you make in 4 months" sort of letters. Sigh. I hate dealing with government agencies. My afternoon was spent on the phone and printing out various documents to hand deliver on Thursday.
Thursday started out with an hour spent waiting in a government office to deliver paperwork. We won't hear back about it for a week or two. We're just in limbo - and scrambling to adjust our budget because of a loss of income related to all of this. Have you ever tried to cut out 1/4 of your income overnight? Ahem. It's interesting, to say the least.
Oh, and Oliver joined the ranks of kids with pink eye on Thursday morning too. So that meant another call to the doctor to get a prescription phoned in for him.
We did school and finished our read aloud today. Yay!
I just really don't have it in me to blog another day in this crazy week. Picture Friday with another child or two getting pink eye - that's what I'm expecting. On the government agency front I've done everything I can do, so I'm going to peacefully turn that burden over to God and not think about it until we hear back official news.
I'm going to grab my kids and see who wants to play a board game - I need some laughs and fun.