Back to real life

Real life sucks. 

I just had four glorious days with my brother. He flew all the way from Texas just to make me life a little brighter for a little while.

It worked. I was happy. I WAY overdid it, because I didn’t want him to see how “different” I am now.

I have always tried to be the one in control, the strong one, the one who may not have it all together, but is moving in a forward direction to man-handle my way to okay-ness. 

It didn’t work that way this time.

I’m afraid he saw the weak, vulnerable person I am. I can’t do MANY of the things I used to … Yet.

Hopefully he knows I’m trying to struggle my way back there!

We had many great talks about “Letting go and Letting God,” and “fear of man.” He also had great bonding time with my kids.

BUT, now it’s back to the real world: Trying to deal with Disability, dealing with the kids, PT/OT visits, Chemo, trying to plan and make dinner, hours of TV while I just try to regrow neurons … 

Real life sucks.


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School Lunches

Pimg_8447I feel I am alone on the school lunch front. I have two kids: one girl nine, one boy five.

They are just about the pickiest eaters you will ever meet. One will eat peanut butter sandwiches, the other will not. One will eat Jell-O, one will not. One will eat yogurt, one will not. One will eat veggies, one will not. Neither one will eat sandwich meat.

There are all kinds of great websites out there that have cute bento lunches and fancy school lunches for kids. I am a regular mom. I have no time for this. Does that make me bad?

My kids have lunch in the middle of the day. Things like cheese, yogurt, and cream cheese (which they won’t eat anyways) will not stay cold.

There is no way I could get them to eat soup or pasta, even if I could keep it warm.

What’s a mom to do for lunch? That is my question to you. I love all these kids’ lunch sites, but they are unrealistic for me.

Help a mom out.

*Just an example of what they had today:  Potato Chips, Granola Bar, a few Grapes, a Fruit Cup, a Juice Box. Mom fail.