I am still alive, but barely. If I die, will you bury me in a Lightning McQueen pull up? Potty training. I don't even want to talk about it tonight. Help me, Lord Jesus. Jackson has had a lot to deal with this week with potty training and also being in a new MDO class. I think it might have been bad timing. So...MDO. The first day was on Tuesday. My hair had not been washed in several days and was looking like the water around the Houston Ship Channel. Gross. But it takes me forever to get ready, so I put on a ball cap and some workout clothes and took my child to his first day of school. I would do my grooming later. He looked cute, of course. When I got there I quickly realized that every other mom had dressed herself for the first day of school. I was truly amazed. I started thinking that maybe I should buy a new outfit to pick him up in. Kidding. But I did have to repeat the phrase, "No one knows me. I don't care what they think," over and over. The rest of that day I spent working and enjoying solitude in my house.
Yesterday was one of the most discouraging and tiring days of parenthood I've ever experienced. Thank God that we get to start over every 24 hours.
Today was great. I took Jackson back to his MDO class and then I went to buy him some new fall clothes. All the cute short-sleeve fall stuff at Gap Kids was on sale. Yeah! Then I bought him some new shoes from the Vans store. They're so fun but I don't think they're the right size. After that I got a much needed hair cut. I now almost have bangs. Holy cow, that was a close call! Curtis and I got to have a really great lunch date at Red Robin. It was the highlight of my day. Then I made a Target run for new socks for Jackson. I don't think he's worn any since April. I also got some flushable wipes. Thanks to Stephanie and Missy for enlightening me. Apparently I was on a shopping roll because I also found him the cutest Nick and Nora pajamas which made me miss Sunni and Ava. Then I picked up the Mister, went home, made tacos for dinner, and watched my child literally bounce off the walls and furniture until bedtime. It was as if he'd had a kool-aid IV.
Also? I picked up Jackson from MDO 10 minutes early and he was the last one there. What in the world? I guess I will learn how this place works.