I have no idea why the hell my computer is going so slow this morning but it needs to get its act together we have a lot to do.
Talk about back to it.
This morning we have had both kiddies at the doctor. Scarlett has tonsillitis again. Now I am off again to her ENT in Bondi tomorrow for his opinion on these pesky tonsils. James has a special urine test ordered by his immunologist, who is now located in Melbourne, all the local pathology companies have had no idea what he is trying to order and its been a circus (and almost 3 weeks) of inbetween people to arrange one simple test. Turns out the children's hospital in Sydney are the only ones that run the test. Another trip to Sydney.
On top of kiddies being sick and needing specialists etc, James is having a change in Pre school for 2017. If you follow my blog you would know my reasons for this change. We actually got accepted to a fantastic school that was at the top of my list.
As all special needs and additional needs parents would know this comes with a mountain of paper work. I literally mean a mountain.
I have to go through all his allergies, anxiety, SPD, ASD, non food eating stuff for the 200th time this year. Gather the 500 reports from specialists and therapists etc etc
I am sure many of you, totally understand what I am saying. It ain't know simple task.
But whatever it takes to have the team around him to a T.
Is it Mojito time yet?
Last night I woke about 500 times. To my feverish Scarlett and I have not yet got my land legs back. My head was constantly spinning around like I was still being rocked by gentle ( 3 metre swell) waves. This morning in the shower I found myself rocking from side to side to steady myself..... maybe this is what James feels like when his Vestibular system is out of whack.
If thats the case he does a really good job of functioning.
You know I often find myself in a conversation with people regarding that I am currently a stay at home Mum. I often hear things like 'oh I would love to stay home all day with my kids', or 'lucky you I had it much harder I had 3 kids and worked full time, try doing that'.
Can I just remind all the close minded humans that think being a SAHM is easy, that its not. Being a SAHM with an additional needs child is NOT EASY.
We don't 'sit' at home all day.
James is full on, he has specialists, therapists, in home therapy and they are all scattered around Sydney. His schedule is insane. He is busier than a lot of adults. Add Scarlett, being a wife and life on top of that and you have a Mumma with the same stress levels as a combat soldier.... no shit.
It just makes me plain angry the comments that get thrown my way sometimes.
Walk a day in my shoes and we will see who has the harder job.
I am not writing this for pitty, I have done it to myself, early intervention is the key and thats what we will do but I don't need the sideline banter from people who have no understanding of what it takes to raise children with special needs.
2016 has been an insanely busy year.
2017 is an even busier year.
When I have these little Mummy meltdown woo is me moments, I just think about how far my little man has come. One day all this running around with snot stained clothes, make up streaked cheeks will all become a distant memory.
For now there is always 10 day cruise holidays and Mojitos.