At this point, it’s quite clear that 2019 is not my year. I keep telling myself that there are 11 more months, so there is plenty of time for it all to turn around. So maybe rather then making a whole year statement, I should probably just say, clearly January 2019 is not my month!!
Anyways, the stress of unknowns in our extended family is currently an ongoing stress.
But last week, we spent the entire week trying to return as much routine and structure as normal to Little MPB’s life. You know, getting his life back to normal, with both mommy and daddy at home. Of course, this also meant, Mr. MPB and I also had try to get our lives back to normal as well. I moved some work things around so I wouldn’t be away over-night, and we made a point to spend every evening as a family.
And we also made a point not to talk about the scary extended family stuff with Little MPB in earshot. As they do not live in the same city, the situation is not something Little MPB should be stressed about on a daily basis. He knows his family member is sick and the doctors are taking care of them, and for now, that’s it (when and if things change, we will explain the situation to him as is needed and is age appropriate).
Well, of course, by the end of last week, as much as we were trying to get back to ‘normal’, I got sick with a nasty hold cold. I literally fell asleep Thursday afternoon for 2 hours. Then, went to bed early. Slept until Little MPB got up Friday morning. Helped get him ready for daycare, then went right back to bed and slept most of the day away. I literally slept for 16.5 hours in a 24 hour time period! I didn’t even try to work, I just gave into my body’s need for sleep. I have to admit, it was the absolute best thing I could have done for myself. I woke up feeling like a whole new women!
And then, I made the decision to not turn on my computer for the entire weekend! Both Mr. MPB and I took the weekend to just be a family, at home, in our own comfortable space.
It was glorious.
And so, I truly hope this week will bring more happy and relaxed days to our little family.
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