Most eventfully, MM started preschool. I wasn’t really planning on signing her up because we are still in flux, but she needed something and her teacher, Miss April, was very flexible with her. Here she is on very first day of school, excited and nervous:
She sucked her thumb the whole way there because it was new and a little scary, but then she had so much fun. She loves going to school. Today, she came back and sang to me, “A peanut sat on a railroad track, its heart was all a flutter. A train came around the track. Peanut butter.” She even had actions to go around with it. She has been learning and making friends.
I like the time to spend with my boys–BB, as the middle child, usually gets the least amount of attention, so it’s good to have time with him.
There were three in the bed:
We went to the aquarium with my siblings (Clarissa took the pictures there): And we also went to Cascade Springs to see the fall leaves and some fish and birds. Fall also involves watching football, which SR enjoys immensely.
This is a lot longer than I thought I would be living with my parents. Some days are hard because I don’t know when things will work out and I feel like I have been waiting a really long time. It’s not ideal, but we make it work.
Life is rarely just right: it’s is either too hot, too cold; too easy, too hard; too busy, too slow. When it comes down to it, our external circumstances really matter little compared to what’s inside–if we fight and defeat our internal demons, life is okay no matter how it looks on the outside.
When I am having a hard time, it’s usually me that needs to change, not my life around me.