Who Let the Drama Back In?
Thursday, October 17, 2019
This time the drama creator is named Isaac. Last night he came back from open gym frustrated because the coach put him with the group who hadn't made a team last year. Now, it isn't the coaches fault that the other sophomores who also hadn't made a team weren't there last night, but you'd think it was all orchestrated to hear Isaac tell it. Yes, sarcasm and overly dramatic overtones are part of that last sentence.
I know Isaac loves basketball and wants to be on Varsity and beyond, but that's what causes his frustration. He doesn't have the skill level needed for several reasons (physical and emotional) and won't accept that sometimes what we desire isn't where we will land. I was hoping we were through with this conversation today, but he had talked with Meg about it this afternoon and came home all aglow with newfound hope that he can do it all... play basketball, draw, create his digital characters... and I agree. Enjoy yourself and do all of them, but he's still stuck on believing he will get what he wants once he figures out how enjoy basketball with this coach. Lesson not completely received.
So now I am watching a cute movie (Girlfriends of Christmas Past) while Tim works on drywall and Isaac is on the PS4. I am still working on laundry as the last two items were Maegann's bedspread and heavy blanket.
All of this followed another night of restless sleep thanks to Ellsworth once again. I did take a 2-hour nap after Isaac left for school and then headed to the store for a few groceries. Amazing how quickly those fresh veggies and fruits run out! Once home I went through work emails and phone calls before shifting to all the phone calls I needed to make to doctor's and more for the family. All the appointments have been made and/or rescheduled and needing information has been received. A huge list that kept getting shoved to the bottom of the pile.
One call was with Maegann's med management doctor and she was in complete agreement with me about Maegann's schedule with work and school. As Maegann does not want to give it up...yet...she at least has awareness that she must continue her night meds and be very "real" about her fatigue, emotions and anxiety so that she doesn't lose it all when all she needs to do is back off the closing segment of her shifts.
Tomorrow Isaac is home for an in-service day, but no sleeping in for me as Maegann is back to school in the morning. First day back since the new job so here we go! I do have a haircut scheduled with her early afternoon, but that's it for scheduled events.