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Friday, January 30, 2009

Making lemonade

What can I say about this week?

I sent the kids back to school, which is so bittersweet. I'm eternally frustrated by this cycle that I seem to be in where I miss my kids when they are gone and then have to restrain myself from throttling them a fair portion of the time they're with me.

I had a junior mid-life crisis on Wednesday by posting about the lack of direction in my life, and I fielded three phone calls from concerned friends who thought I was depressed. I need to work on developing facets of my personality that extend beyond the scope of silly. The silver lining is that I've been doing some hard thinking and spending some time on the Duke and Chapel Hill websites. I might have some ideas :)

And the icing on my proverbial cake was the root canal that I endured yesterday. No elephant tranquilizers like last time. No silly story to share. This just has not been a funny week in the world according to me! It was me, myself, and I valiantly fighting to keep from having a complete nervous breakdown in the face of my irrational fear of all things dental. The procedure wasn't as bad as I'd feared, but the events that occurred afterward were worse: I started shaking, almost uncontrollably, on the way home and got really cold. This lasted for awhile until I threw up. And then I had to go pick up the kids from school.

So what can I say about this week?

TGIF!

I also got an award and I thought this was the perfect day to showcase it. The award is for making lemonade out of lemons, and right now I am making lemonade like nobody's business. Thanks for thinking of me faemom. And if you haven't already done so you really need to check out her blog. She has single-handedly taken conversations about penis' to a whole new level. Curious? You know you wanna click... go ahead... I promise there's no porn.... Really... it's clean!


14 comments:

outside voice said...

"I miss my kids when they are gone and then have to restrain myself from throttling them a fair portion of the time they're with me." -- That should go in the mom hall of fame.

Kathy B! said...

I just wish it wasn't true! They converge upon me like a happy swarm of locusts after school. They have stories to share and adventures to recount and they all need to tell me at the same time. And I'm so excited to hear them...

And then they start jockeying for position, and interrupting each other, and raising their voices, and by the time we get home from school I can't beleive I spent the day missing them. Some days what I really want to do is turn around and drive them back to school.

Sheesh.

faemom said...

As for missing the kids when they're gone and wanting to throttle them when they're with me, well, I always thought that was just part of the motherhood package. I mean that was how we made my mom feel :-)

And I wish I could come over and making you some soup or coffee or can you have ice cream after a root canal?

And thank you for the compliments. And to think my husband thinks I'm selling out.

Gibby said...

I feel the same exact way about my kids when they are at school. I also miss them if they are sleeping over grandma's and my husband and I usually spend our date talking about them. And then they come back the next day and start driving me nuts in about 2 mins and I wonder why we wasted our time missing them the night before.

I hope next week is a better week for you! Don't forget: you can always talk to your little friend in the freezer if you are feeling down...

Anonymous said...

You are going to look back on these years and think they were easy. Take a deep breath and en joy. Love MOM

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Restless Housewife said...

So that doesn't change? The whole cycle of missing your children when they're away and wanting to throttle them when they're w with you? Dang. I'm still in the toddler stage (my daughter, not me). I guess I've got a LONG road ahead of me huh?!

Congratulation on the award:-)

Undercover-Princess said...

Let's here it for root canals! I had three done on the same back tooth and I eventually found a dentist with the brains to realize it needed to just be pulled out so it would stop abscessing.

It has been one of those weeks.

Seeker said...

Thanks for the visit...and yes there are loads of stories...some funny and some frustration with the system...but it is my career choice. some day...maybe a book

Undercover-Princess said...

You can delete this comment, but I just wanted to let you know my editorial is up.

Debbie said...

They always seem to be sweeter when not with us - don't they?

Michelle said...

Ouch! I don't do well with anesthesia either -- with similar symptoms to what you describe, although luckily I've never had to pick children up immediately after!

I can totally relate to the missing the wee ones when they're away but having plenty of times I want to strangle them when they're around! I'm thinking that's the definition of motherhood to a T.

Thank you so much for stopping by on my SITS day on Thursday. I've really enjoyed reading all the comments and lovely things people had to say. It's taking me a bit to get around to read the blogs of everyone who commented, but I'm getting there! I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you come back to visit again soon!