This summer had all the makings of greatness. Four kids all at an age to go swimming, travel, play outside, and have fun. Todd's work schedule looked better than it had the past few summers. Weather HOT and steamy making it perfect for sprinklers, water parks, and swimming at the lake.
Then Grace broke her leg. Out went the swimming trips and any other fun activity that required lots of running or walking, which is most of what I had planned. But, we went with the flow and tried to have fun anyway. We went places with Grace in the stroller. We played in the back yard. We made a fairy house. We went up north. And it was okay.
Then Todd's work schedule got crazy again. I don't know why summer is always his busiest time, but it really kind of stinks. Any plans we had for travel were gone for the summer. Ah well.
After what seemed like an eternity (but really just 4 weeks) Grace finally got her cast off. Hurray for swimming and sprinklers and summertime fun! Unfortunately she refused to put any weight on her leg so we were even less mobile than we previously were with her hobbling around on it.
Then Ben had his eye doctor appointment. We found out that the glasses he had been wearing religiously and begrudgingly for the past 3 months had made no improvement on his eye muscles. Now he is scheduled to have eye surgery this month (FREAK OUT!) and with that there are many, many doctors appointments and again more restrictions (no swimming, etc). Worry. Stress. Worry. Stress.
A bright spot would be Todd's birthday! Only it wasn't. It turned out that on Todd's birthday his dad had to be admitted to a nursing home. It was not a good birthday. It was sad. And emotional. And draining. And deja vu. Worry. Stress. Sadness. Worry.
The kids have had colds for the past week and today Tommy feels really nasty. My computer hasn't been working and I haven't been getting my emails. Tomorrow is a Wisconsin bloggy get-together and I can't go because I will be taking Ben to yet another doctor appointment. And now I have to start shopping for school stuff. This summer officially sucks.
I want a do over.