This is one of those days where I need to be reminded why I'm in this field. I truly believe our kids have had their brains sucked out by aliens. OMG!!! The simplest task appears to be beyond their collective abilities. They cannot even eat a meal successfully. Somebody stop the madness!!!!!!!!!!
OK, that's over. I'm better now. Maybe Indiana does truly suffer from sectional fever, maybe the kids really are this into school spirit; who knows maybe the 8th grade can build a monument to basketball in the next hour with masking tape, construction paper and Christmas lights.
How is Andrew today, Jill? Nothing more troubling than an adult child, I know. When they are kids we can cuddle them and make everything rosy, but when they become adults their issues are too big even for Mamas. Do you have a good counselor friend to talk to him? (angela) You could speak to Andrew as a counselor rather than a mom, but that is pretty touchy. The advice is the same; he needs to get off the couch, become productive in something and start sleeping and eating regularly. Simple. Except....Really, encouraging him to stop this cycle is the most important step. If he has to stay up for 24 hours then start a new routine, so be it. He needs to shake this up abit and restart.
Allison, hearing about the boys was great, they remind me of mine 30 years ago. Always into something, always planning their next exploit. And your farm, like ours, offers unlimited resources for them. They are lucky little guys. I hope you are not close to a river; ours once built a raft from foam cubes and floated down the Patoka. They hadn't given any thought to how they would get back up stream. It was a long day.
I'm off the Weight Watchers. The pounds are holding on tight, but I've shaken off a few this month. I'm trying to become the world's saggiest woman, I guess. Where did all this extra skin come from and what do I do with it now that it is down around my knees? Picture that, Gaggle.