Number 6 and Number 7 share a room. And every night, we have the same routine at bedtime. I read them a story, and then I lie down in their beds with them and sing them each two songs while I rub/scratch their backs. Usually we do things in the same order. I sit on […]
Mom Rule #1: Sleep Over Everything Else
On Saturday night around midnight, Number 6 woke up crying because his leg hurt. This happens once or twice every couple weeks (growing pains), and when it does, I give him some ibuprofen, and then I rub his leg until he settles down and falls back asleep. It’s usually about a fifteen minute production from start […]
Because we all do stupid sh*t to get our kids to sleep at night.
Number 6 (6 years old) and Number 7 (5 years old) share a room. They are old enough that sleeping through the night isn’t an issue anymore, but young enough that they still want (and need) the whole bedtime routine. I often wonder about other peoples’ bedtime routines. Ours goes like this: Get pjs on. […]
This is what my depression looks like.
I’m pretty deep into a case of the Blues. It’s been coming on gradually over the past couple weeks. But now the depression is back. That’s the thing with depression. That fucker. It never really leaves. It goes into hibernation. Sometimes it lies dormant for years. Other times it’s a very light sleeper. Why it reappears […]
In case you are feeling like a failure, I just want to let you know that yesterday I got an email informing me that effectively immediately Number 3 was banned from his basketball team because I totally spaced and forgot to send in the payment (and I had gotten several email reminders but I suck at […]
10 Things To Do When You Are Depressed
About 15 years ago I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. I was hospitalized for about a week, and then I spent several years in pretty extensive therapy. I’ve gotten a handle on the depression and have been able to manage it fairly well. But that doesn’t mean sometimes it doesn’t try to sneak back up […]