We had some pretty significant meltdowns this morning.
It was also raining, and I needed to exercise, but I just couldn’t muster up the motivation to go for a run in the rain.
Around 9:45 I had to abort distance learning and put Number 4 in charge of Number 7 because she was totally off the charts today and I had just run out of patience.
And I didn’t want to say anything I would regret.
That took a lot of energy.
I jumped on the elliptical, queued up an episode of Law & Order SVU on the iPad, put my headphones in so I wouldn’t hear any whining or crying or ANYTHING, and I worked up a good sweat for a whole hour.
I felt much better when I was done.
But the kids were just kind of off today.
We all were.
I’ve been up at 4 AM for four days in a row.
I haven’t watched any Netflix in bed before I go to sleep for 4 days either which is a record for me and a really big deal.
I’m really proud of myself.
But I’m also pretty worn out.
Like just totally depleted.
By 4 PM today I was a little loopy, I guess.
I was sitting here in my office listening to The Bridge on Sirius XM and belting out some John Lennon, and from the other room Number 6 said,
“Mom? Are you okay? You’re acting a little bit…
And that’s where I’m at today.
I’ve reached Level Weird.
How about you?
Oh, also, I need a good book to read.
Something light and mindless. Or funny. Or both. But not depressing.
And not requiring lots of concentration to comprehend what is going on, because I got an email from the schools today and it said asynchronous like fifty times and I had to Google it because I didn’t know what it meant.