Storytime: My son begged me to let him stay home today

Hello reader and welcome to my blog! I’m back to saving blog posts for later because not saving ended up in me not reading, but in order to not overwhelm myself, I’m saving 1 letter a day. Yesterday I saved all the blog posts of the blogs that start with letter F, for example. Today I will save the blog posts of blogs that start with G. This way I’m checking each blog I follow and unfollowing those who haven’t posted in more than 3 months.

But that’s not what I wanted to talk to you about. I woke up yesterday with a sore throat, and it got worse today. I realized it’s because I kept eating junk food. My body is begging me to cut down on junk food. My throat burns everytime I eat chocolate. So today I didn’t have chocolate. I don’t know how long I’ll last. I think I just may go back to bed so I don’t think about it.

But that’s not what I wanted to talk about either. I keep getting distracted. I want to talk about my son. I’m still struggling with waking him up (morning routine) and with after school routine and with the bedtime routine, but less than before. I’m no longer turning into the raging hulk when he won’t listen. Instead, I sympathize. I tell him “I know you’re tired. I’m tired too. I wish I could just stay asleep all bundled up but I have to take you to school”. It took a lot of coaxing and a little yelling, but as soon as I said ” Show me how you can get dressed ninja speed”, he got dressed all by himself in 2 minutes. So I guess my point is to find what your kid likes and work from that angle. My son has been into ninjas lately. He drew ninjas on all his things and made a ninja brand for himself.

I decided to go back to bed after taking my son to school since I don’t have much to do besides reading and finishing the design course on coursera that I’m avoiding because I have to do two 45 minute long tests on my laptop to finish the course.

Plus I’m feeling sick. It could be an allergy. I took allergy medicine but I only feel 20% better. I’ve been sleeping more lately and not exercising. I think it’s because of the cold. I love rain as much as I love sunshine but I don’t do well with cold and wind.

I’m still riding the happy train, though. At least in terms of feeling content with my husband and son. My friendships need a little work. I either need to fix some friendships or make new ones. Which one is easier?

Also, I’ve been reading from The dance of anger and it has some great insights. I won’t mention them yet because I’m getting sleepy. Plus, I plan on writing a summary/review of the book when I finish it. It’s a great book!

For now, I’ll leave you with this (I might come back and edit this post later). My son went to school happy and in style. Wish I could show you pictures. And I took a picture of an acorn in a tree. I was inspired by nature.

14 responses to “Storytime: My son begged me to let him stay home today”

  1. Hope you feel better soon.

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      1. You’re welcome

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  2. I hope the cold clears up soon.

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    1. Me too. They say it’ll go on through next week.

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  3. I know that feeling of exhaustion all too well. I hope you feel better soon and thanks for sharing !

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  4. is that a picture of your son?

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    1. No, I don’t post pictures of my son online. My husband doesn’t like it. It’s a stock photo.

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      1. You’re smart to honor that.. such a cute one! 💖🌻🙏

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  5. Hope you are feeling better. Sore throat and allergies had been bad lately. I was coughing hard at work yesterday and won’t stop till I drank lots of water. Such a coincidence, my Son last Friday wanted his mom to call his past lunch so he could go home and skip class. He said he is tired and need to rest. Of course his mom said yes. In a way,we missed the online class during the pandemic 2020. It was actually a time where my son was having a blast to be able to do so many things while the online schooling is going on. I’m sure that will not happen again in our third year of COVID. Take care my friend and stay safe always.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, the beginning of spring is time for allergies and sickness due to sudden weather changes. I hope you and your son feel better soon.

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