Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I mentioned in a past post that I was going to start school back up this past Monday....ya, that didn't happen. Mom just left this past Friday and to be completely honest, we are still trying to put our household back together. The kids are completely out of their routine and I'm not sure that routine will even work anymore. The house is still a complete disaster and I have little to no energy to clean it up. (Lizzie is a sporadic sleeper. One night she sleeps 5 hours at a time, others only two at a time.)
Sean was informed that his PTO would be up tomorrow, due to his boss making a huge time card mistake. Now to finish out his last two weeks off, he had to take something called LOA. He basically gets paid a little more than half of his current salary for the next two weeks. Its a state funded program for people who need to take an extended period of time off from work. This is the only state in the country that offers the program. It's not ideal, but my recovery has been very slow and I am no where near ready to be on my own with 6 children and teach Deco and Cian. So with this last two weeks off, we have to come up with a whole new routine. Never in a million years did I think this would be so hard. I always said, once you have one or two kids, whats two or three more? Well, my magic number is 6. Suddenly its a whole new ball park. Its not so easy anymore. In fact, I'd compare it to rush hour in Boston. Maybe its hard to me because we had a house guest for the first weeks or so after the baby was born and no control over the kids. Now they think they run the house because I don't have the energy to put them back in order. I guess time will tell.