These last 2-3 weeks have been full of ups and downs like a roller coaster. I console myself continuously saying, “this is nothing”, “these will go away” and “we can take care of this”. I am also grateful that we are in good health (at least nothing untreatable, god forbid). It is kind of a test, I guess. Here is a list of my ups and downs for the last weeks.
↓ My son started preschool. He was really upset that I “abandoned” him there. He verbalized that he was “sad” for the first time, ever.
↑ By Friday, he was ok, and he was not crying at all.
↓ Both my son and daughter got some kind of virus from pediatricians office that gave them runny nose. Especially my daughter has been having hard time nursing and eating.
↑ My daughter started to get up and stand up.
↓ I had the itches and rashes I mentioned in the previous post.
↑ My daughter started to crawl. My son is actively socializing at school and learning English.
↑ My cousin came to visit us. We haven’t seen each other for a long time.
↓ After non-stop rains this summer in Chicago, and affects of the southern hurricanes, rainwater leaked into our basement. We had to scrap the whole carpet. Our basement, which our kid’s playroom is out of order right now.
↑ We heard so many people’s basement flooded. I drove to Park Ridge and on one street everyone had couches and carpets on the front lawn. At least, we only had a minor leak and we did not have to pump flood water out.
↑ Finally, weather got so nice that we could spend the day outside and not need the playroom in the basement.
↓ A bee stung my finger as I was enjoying the sunny weather with my cousin, out in the backyard. This was the first bee sting in my life.
↑ Luckily, my cousin is an MD and he did everything necessary, including calming me down while I was running around in circles, screaming “oh my god!! a bee stung me, oh my god!!”.
↑ Finally, my dad arrived.
↓ Basement is still out of order and seems like it will be at least for the next 2 months. All basement waterproofing and sealant professionals in the Chicagoland area are backed up a month even to see and give and estimate on the issue. We got one estimate and I think it will hurt.
↑ ↑ But again, as long as we are all in good health, we can handle all these problems. My itching has gone. My finger is not as swollen. My son and daughter’s runny noses have stopped. ↑ ↑
Also note that most of my ups are about my children. If it weren’t for them….