Jake and I have our days and nights upside down. He's a night owl like me so I have just as hard a time insisting he go to bed at 9:30 as he does going. We have to get this fixed though or else I will be in big trouble come the first day of school. Summer bedtime is 9:30 and I don't blame him for not liking it, but he is quite grumpy without his sleep. This past school year, I moved bedtime to 8:30 instead of 9:00 because of how difficult it was to get him out of bed. Once I start working again, it will be really important he get up and get dressed without my having to repeat it 50 times. Wish I had an alarm like Sponge Bob's ship horn. That might do the trick!
Came across an interesting web site today called Purple Clover. I'm still figuring everything out, but I've enjoyed reading the posts so far. Check it out!
Finally swept and mopped my kitchen floor since moving in! I had some little things to put away still so now that's done, I have a completely clean kitchen. I'm thinking of selling my larger rectangular dining table and six chairs and getting a round table. I've wanted one anyway and it will fit much better in this space. I'll have to price round tables and make sure I can get for my table what a round one will cost. I want the mismatched chairs like this, which perhaps I could borrow (confiscate) from family, except I'm not sure on the blue color or all white or perhaps different colors! I have no fear of color!
I'm really looking forward to a free weekend coming up. It's been a while since Jake has spent a weekend away and I'm sure we both need a break from each other. I know I'm in desperate need of some quiet time. Jake needs time with Pat and I hope she can get some further insight on his anxieties.
I'm really worried about this. He was so fearful of a possible storm today and even got angry about it. I did my best to talk with him and explain our area's weather pattern, but it was not much help to him. These fears-an extreme fear of storms, fear of something happening to me so much that he follows me from room to room, and a fear of the world ending and everyone dying-have to be part of a bigger fear maybe? I just can't figure it out. I can't watch the news, commercials about life insurance or fire/flood insurance trigger his anxiety, and the unusually stormy and rainy summer we're having doesn't help one bit. I tried to remember when this started and I guess within the last year. Of course, losing my job 9 months ago hasn't helped and may have exacerbated his fears. I'm just not sure and can only guess. We try to use the tips the family counselor gives us, but they don't always work. Pray that we can get this all figured out and help our boy.