I think I am going through a test. A huge, gigantic test of life challenges. How much can Brandy handle before she burst?! That is where my life is at right now, many of the reasons will not be shared publicly because while I may blog about a heck of a lot, there are some things I keep close to the chest for protection of privacy of others.
With that being said, welcome to my start of the weekend with my kiddos …
Little Man woke up screaming, in pain. It was his ear. In pain. Again. For those who don’t know, because I have been talking about Little Man’s ear issues on Facebook mostly; he is having issues all of a sudden in his life with ears and his hearing is not up to par where it should be. Both ear drums have ruptured within a week of each other last month. He has had a couple ear infections and now, well after the visit to the pediatrician first thing Saturday morning; he has another ear infection. The ENT is really thinking about tubes being placed in his ears, just like what his brother went through but his brother was only 15 months old, Little Man is six and just barely having ear troubles out of the blue.
After the pediatrician visit, I went to get gas in my van when POOF! My valve stem blew on my van, leaving me with a flat tire. I was so upset. I wanted to cry. Just cry. This was close to noon, and the kids were being so well behaved through the whole ordeal. After I finally got help to get the spare tire on. I had to head to the next town over to get my tire fixed. It wasn’t too pricey, but these days any extra expense is expensive to me.
Since I knew the kids were being super patient and needed lunch, I took them to McDonald’s for a special treat Happy Meal so that they could eat their lunch then play running around in the toy area before I had to go to the tire place. That was a smart Mama move, because kids can only be patient and calm so long, especially my two full-of-energy sons! They were all very good as we waited near an hour to get the tire fixed at Tire Warehouse after lunch.
When we all got home, the only thing we wanted to do was sit around and chill. We played Minecraft and just simply had a great time being one with family. I must say, I am very proud of how my children, all three of them, handled this Saturday because I was near tears flustered as it was just that last load of events that pushed me to near laughing hysterically as if I had lost my mind, but because of their patience and kindness during this whole ordeal, I did not lose it. I found a peaceful place within my heart and was just extremely proud and felt the love of family!
Family – supporting each other even in times of complete and utter chaos.