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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. emoticon 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.

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    Prayers for you all
    30 days ago
    Hope it goes well for Maegann not to work closings! Sometimes that is what is expected of the newer workers.
    30 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    just the hug and chocolate might be enough on some days! I keep thinking of the phrase..Faith will see you thru! But I also remember questioning WHY at some points when a friend told me..God only tests those he knows are strong. My reply..I ought to be construction strength steel then! I did not deal with the issues you have. My only issue was 4 boys, all within a year to a year and a half of each other! YES all in teens at once!!
    It was an adventure !!
    But I came out sane...or at least I think I am... emoticon
    You will too!
    30 days ago
    Sorry about the drama...You do handle it very well. Try to get some sleep. Hope that this day is better.
    31 days ago
    A lot to deal with - hang in there!

    31 days ago
    O, yes, the frustration of all those lessons to be learned. Prayers for all. I love the little teddy bear hug post.
    31 days ago
    Hugs and prayers Janet!
    31 days ago
    31 days ago
    emoticon Thant's a lot to deal with - hang in there. emoticon
    31 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Yeah, I want that six million dollars too and while they are at it, throw in the six million dollar man, I mean, what the heck, I'm going big, lol....Sorry about the drama and the misunderstandings, I know about that too, I have an older boy who has some ideas that he can't seem to see in the light of real life and it's really hard. We don't want to take away their dreams, but at the same time it's so hard to see the frustrations that are going on while they think they can make something work that may never work. Sending up prayers on your behalf as a mom of a son-hurricane-you have to see my blog to get that one.
    31 days ago
    emoticon Hang in there, wonderful mother! emoticon
    31 days ago

    Yep, somebody did let the drama back in and it's still a learning step. I know it makes it harder for you, but in the end, all is well!!!

    I pray that Maegann will be truthful with how she feels. She's a smart girl but I know she's intent on making the money for her trips. I do pray that she backs off a bit so she doesn't crash and burn!!!

    You, go, Tim, as you're still working on the home!!!!

    REST when you're able, Janet so you will be able to cope with things!!!


    - Nancy Jean -

    31 days ago
    You amaze me. Keeping you all in prayer
    31 days ago
    Look at you! surviving through all of that! Kids, man. I don't have any, but I have 14 nieces and nephews that might as well think my front door is a revolving one, so i do get all the drama and the not living in reality. hang in there!
    31 days ago
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