Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Whose Ball Is This?
Jennifer sent me a viable solution to Paloma's reluctance to follow strict house rules such as attend school each day. "When she refuses to get out of bed to
go to school, take her breakfast in bed, read her stories while she's in
bed, affirm her need to have some mama cuddle time. You'll be affirming
what she needs, but not what she wants." I like that.
This morning I hope Miss Defiance gets on board as I have to be out of here before 8 to drive three hours and get Jose, then two hours south of there for a three hour intake, and two hours home from the other side of Atlanta again during rush hour traffic there.
Thank God I have Grandma and Grandpa as backups. They'll be there when the kids get home from school, get Vanessa to work, and hold down the fort until I get home to get everyone to church.
I plan to make better time than what I just posted, a sweet lady from intake faxed me much of the paperwork so possibly I can telescope that time into an hour and a half.
I sorta got to the bottom of the 'no insurance' charge yesterday, my son in Texas, called me on the soccer field, pretty certain as to who I was talking about. Next call from him went to the culprit who does have insurance, didn't have proof on him that night when another car hit him, and hasn't been charged with anything even though the police report indicated so. Bring me proof son either way. You know I can make just a couple of inquring phone calls.
We had three soccer games last night at 6,7 and 8. They won two out of three, Edgar met us there to cheer, and I got to sit with a friend of mine I hadn't seen in awhile who told me a hilarious story about her dog pooping out a rubber ball he'd taken from one of her kids. Easy to entertain aren't I?
Sonny calling me, "Miriam won't drive me to town to get my tire fixed." This after she'd worked both jobs yesterday, but too bad as Sonny always jumps to help her out.
I called her to make her go, "Did Sonny run crying to you?" she whined while I explained the Golden Rule for the ten billionth time while simultaneously hollering encouragement on the soccer field.
By 9:30 everyone was home, flat tire fixed, coffee ready to brew for the next morning, and I sat down to fill out all that paperwork that had been faxed to me to save time today.
Tomorrow is the first day of Fall Break for the kids...Lord Have Mercy do we need some down time together at home.