Dare I say that I’m going to try and write every night for awhile?? 🙂 I’ll either run out of interesting things to say and just start rambling about nonsense… or I’ll actually make some progress towards finding where I hid my blogging voice so long ago. Time will tell I suppose.
I think tonight will be mostly rambling…. again.
We got a lot of work done around the house today. It always makes me feel good to get things accomplished, especially visual things that affect our every day lives. Ryan finally ran some cables that have been shoved in a shelf cubbie for about two years. He cleaned up the yard. I did catch up work in the kitchen and around the house. It felt good, like maybe I will start the week a little bit ahead. We have a few free hours tomorrow before we head out to a family BBQ, so maybe we will get even more accomplished. I can hope, right?!
One a food note… we had buffalo for dinner. That’s right….. Buffalo. During my $300 sanity saving shopping spree to Whole Foods Market last week I picked up a couple pounds of ground bison. and…… It was delicious! I liked it so much better than our usual beef (which is off limits right now due to Lucas’ allergies). The boys loved it too. Ryan grilled burgers and we ate the patties bun-free, smothered with home made sauerkraut and mustard. I totally recommend it.
In other news…. I feel like my parenting skills are slipping right now. Like it’s time to pull out the discipline books again to remind myself of what I should and shouldn’t be doing. Lucas bit his brother yesterday – right in the crotch, and hard too. Nathan was lucky he had underwear on because there would have been blood in addition to the teeth marks and bruising that are still trying to heal. I know he is just being a four year old, trying to find his place in this world, and it is my job to lead him. But it’s just a little hard to lead him when he resists everything I say, and does the opposite of everything I ask him to do. Time to muster up some more super mom skills and brainstorm my way back to (at least a little) peace and calm in our house.
On the food allergy front… not anything new. Yesterday’s red and worsened rash continued into today. I’m praying tonight that some kind of miracle happens in his sleep and it drops down at least a notch or two in intensity. That would be so very wonderful.
There must be a lot of lessons I need to learn right now, and I’m doing my best to keep listening for answers and working my way along this path. Tonight I’m editing photos and then cracking open a few of my favorite parenting books for a little brush up on some positive skills for my boy. Wish me luck?