Another week down. My plan is to give a condensed glimpse of my “Rear View” each week. I assumed this would be a very doable plan……………and, well, you know what they say when you assume.
The problem does not lie in not having anything to write about (I wish). O’Contrare…………….as adventures in autism and the general chaotic go…………let’s just say……….NO shortage here. The problem lies in relying on my own feeble mind that is trying to organize my brain to hold on to so much, that thoughts and ideas fall out as soon as they make it in. Thus, Mama is generally running on negative brainpower…………….or truth be told, I feed off of the frenetic energy that is a one dependable constant. So, Mama fueled by Chaos + (-) brainpower = weeeelllll, Sciences and math were never really my thing so for our purposes let’s just say……………Mama is gone and “lost” her mind.
Weellll, I’ll just let you read and you be the judge.
A big highlight………Johnny started at a new school this week. I spent a great deal of energy worrying about him in a new school and not knowing anyone. Wondering if he will make friends? Will there be the classmate with the mothering instinct to take him under her wing (that is usually the case).
Johnny’s report thus far is that the kids are nice. His exact description……
Me – Johnny, are the kids in your class nice?
Johnny – (zero enthusiasm) Yeah.
Me – Who do you sit by?
Johnny – I don’t know his name. But I asked him to be quiet and stop annoying me.
Guess I should have spent more time on his people skills……….
On his teachers……………..
Me – How is your teacher?
Johnny – Nice.
(See where this is going)
Me – Have you talked to her?
Johnny – Yeah. She tried to talk to me while I was eating lunch. I told her I just wanted to eat.
Guess Johnny isn’t as worried about the friend thing as I am.
One thing Johnny is pretty excited about this week is a new Lego toy. He has put in his mind (cause things never fall out of his brain) that if he is good at school he will earn a new toy. His idea NOT mine. He shared this idea with his teacher….
Johnny – I told my teacher I could maybe get a toy if I am good at school.
Me – Oh yeah, what did she say?
Johnny – She said it’s possible. Soooo, what do you think?
Me -(Thinking, NO) I don’t know Johnny. It’s POSSIBLE.
And with these words I am in LOVE with his new teacher. I never have to say NO to him again. It’s Possible, is like the new Definite Maybe. Could mean yes, could mean no…………and right now, Johnny is a little confused what I mean by this. He thinks it has a positive tone to it, though. So it has not deterred him from his never ending quest for a lego set. Whenever he asks me for something, he replies, it’s possible, right, Mommy? I suppose, Johnny, it’s possible. See what I mean?
Crazy making chaos, it’s like the gift that keeps giving.
To do his part to keep the crazy train going, The Big Brother announced his Science Fair project. Let’s just say it involves purchasing those pesky insects most pay money to get rid of. But he did more than that to contribute to the train ride.
See, Big Brother suffers from a common condition of submitting a form to be completed and signed by Mom as we are walking out the door. This time I said NO!!! Stop the INSANITY! And it was the band form. And it was Band Day! As we walk out the door I see his instrument lying in the living room.
Me – Get your Trombone!
Big Brother – I can’t.
Me – What do you mean, You Can’t?
Big Brother – Well, you didn’t fill out the form, so technically I’m not in band.
And Yes, I heard the familiar White Noise in my head. He should consider himself lucky that I did not take his trombone and turn it into a nice, shiny necklace, technically. Hey, it’s still possible.
The Little Brother is doing his part on the train ride. He already stayed home from school, sick…….intestinal distress. Always one to believe in his own popularity, he said, “Mommy, aren’t you glad I stayed home? That way you don’t have to be alone?” Uuuhhhh, I’ll get back to you on that………….just as soon as I clean up the overflowing toilet. Nothing says quality time like intestinal distress and plumbing problems.
I was only going to give the Monday through Friday highlights, BUT as LUCK would have it, the weekend did not disappoint…….
Now Saturday, how do I even describe. I can’t. Soooo, I will just dive in.
Saturday morning The Captain took Big Brother to a car wash fundraiser and baseball game. Mommy took Little Brother around the neighborhood selling popcorn for scouts. Johnny stayed home and made more lists of Legos I could possibly by him.
Saturday afternoon we met up at Big Brother’s baseball game. After game, head to parking lot. At last, Mommy is going to the mall for some alone time. Get to the parking lot, The Captain’s car has a flat tire. He sends me on my way and sets to changing the tire. I just darkened the door of the mall and phone rings. Must go rescue boys, the spare is no good. Back I go, guess what? No shopping. Take boys home. Walk in door. Boom, big STORM. Boom again, NO POWER! YEAH!
My sweet boys take a cross into the basement. The Little Brother says he’s going to pray for everyone’s safety in the storm. He was very nervous about the storm. Johnny was found praying to…….for electricity. Johnny was more concerned what he was going to do with no TV. And like I said, Johnny NEVER FORGETS. His thoughts are in his brain like a steal trap……….
Johnny – WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH NO POWER!!! I’M BORED!!!!!!! THIS IS AWFUL!!!!!!! (and NO, I’m not exagerating.)
Johnny – See, IF YOU HAD BOUGHT ME THOSE LEGO TOYS I TOLD YOU ABOUT AFTER SCHOOL WE WOULDN’T HAVE THIS PROBLEM, I WOULD NOT BE BORED. I WOULD HAVE NEW LEGOS!!!
So much for outsmarting Johnny. I should know better. It isn’t my first day on this job!
Guess the remaining question………….WILL I lose my mind??
Hey. It’s possible……