I must warn you, this is just a post about my life, and I am using this blog as an outlet to vent my frustrations. So, this last week has been one of the most frustrating weeks of my life. So many things have happened and so many things I still cannot wrap my head around.
My oldest Child, Nolan is definitely one of a kind. He enjoys life to the fullest. Seems weird to say that about a five-year-old but it’s definitely true. He loves being outside, playing with his brother, swimming, coloring, you name it, and he enjoys doing it. He is sweet and loving and loves to laugh. And he is definitely fearless. I picked up on that little nuance of his personality when he climbed out of his crib at fourteen months old. There is one tiny thing about his personality that seems to be so contradictory to me describing this incredible child of mine. He has a listening problem. Listening to the authoritative people in his life: Parents; Teachers; etc. Doing what is asked of him to do would seem like it’s no big deal, correct? Wrong. My husband and I have tried so many different ways of correcting the problem, but nothing seems to work. It goes in one ear and out the other. And it is not like what is being asked of him is completely absurd in any way. Just the simple things like his teacher asked him to stay seated in class and he feels like it’s time to dance or to keep your hands to yourself and all my loving child wants to do is give everyone a hug. I am hoping that this is just a phase that he is going through and with time he will grasp the concept. It is just difficult as parents to read your child’s daily behavior report from school and see that he is struggling with listening and following directions.
To add to my dilemma, I have been sick all week long. Really sick. To the point of leaving very little energy for me to do anything. Let’s just say it’s hard work trying to stay awake. Add my lack of energy to the little patience I have because I have been sick to talking with my son about his problem at school… Let’s just say I should get a medal for not loosing my cool and/or having a complete meltdown. Is there such a thing? Because I know of some other Moms that deserve to be on that list of medal deserving women! Haha.
The cherry on top of the cake. My brother and his wife recently had their first child. A beautiful baby boy named Jaiden. He is a doll. I have been wanting to go and spend some time with them, and I even had plans to go and be with them for most of this week. But, I have been sick. And being a parent, I know not to go and spread my germs and possibly get other people sick, especially that baby.
I know that this is only for a season. This brief moment in time will be over soon, and I will look back and more than likely have a good laugh and take away some sort of life lesson that I can in turn talk to my son about when he is older and has kids of his own, and laugh some more.