Sunday I woke up in the morning
Unease from the heat
Made my mind to enjoy my day
Made it my mission to be okay
Everyday I write a to do list
Right now I feel I can’t do this
Time’s ticking and I feel so tired
I just want to sleep for a while
My muscles ache, I got a headache
Everything is going haywire
Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoyed this poem. I haven’t written a full poem in a while. My son starts summer camp tomorrow and I stayed up from 4 am just to make sure he wakes up early. I woke him up at 8 am. I let him feed his virtual pet poo and play on the game that he’s obsessed with, Zoocraft. Anything to get him out of bed.
Then I gave him 3 options: draw, or play doh, or play with his toys. He chose to color instead. But since I went back to bed, he got bored 10 minutes later and asked to spend time with me. We took some filtered pictures and I created a filter.
After that, I realized it was 9:30am and he still hadn’t eaten breakfast, and if you know how much I struggle to get this kid to eat, then you know. Anyway, as soon as I mentioned food, he decided to go back to bed. I ended up threatening him and he started crying because I turned the light on and told him he wasn’t allowed to turn it off. When his dad finally woke up at 10:00, he tried to convince him to eat. He managed to calm him down by turning on the TV. I told my son that it counts as screentime so he went to play with his toys.
Finally at 10:45 am, he started eating the sandwich I made him upon his dad’s request, and I tried to avoid him, but the moment I passed by the room he was eating in, he stopped eating.
Tomorrow I’m going to not only have to get him up at 8 but also get him dressed. This kid doesn’t like to wake up early, doesn’t go to sleep until midnight even when he is in bed by 10, and has no appetite whatsoever. He refuses to do any of his summer homework or to memorize new verses of Quran. I don’t know what to do with him. He is not only driving me crazy, but also making me depressed. He eventually listens to my husband because my husband bribes him. I give him consequences and threaten, sometimes bribe.
How is your summer vacation going? Do you have any kids? How do you entertain an only child when you don’t have a car or friends and your husband and family won’t take you out?
Update: after writing this, a lot happened and I want to talk about it, but it’s midnight and I’m exhausted so I’m just going to post this now and sleep. I’m good, though. I promise. I’m happy and content and grateful right now.