Its been a rough couple of weeks, I tend to internalize when things start going wrong , I stop calling people, stop writing, stop drawing. This time was no different, its something I have to work on.
Sometimes I forget to acknowledge how big the change is that we have made in our lives. A new city, a new life, and the massive amount of adjusting that comes along with that. The last few weeks have been very challenging for the youngest member of our family. Hes a trooper, but it has been so hard to watch him struggle with a new school and I have been scrambling for answers, trying to get my happy little boy back. A perfect storm of incidents created a little boy terrified to go to school, but with some amazing help and a new class hopefully we are now on the upswing! He seems much more like himself the last few days, back to causing mischief which i guess is a positive!
When it comes to parenting, I feel like I have no idea what I am doing most days, but this time was especially challenging. In a world of social media, and blogging and Facebook, it sometimes hard to see the reality of the real world, no one posts pictures of their screaming children, their messy house or their double chins, everyone wants to be perceived as doing it all and having it all. I sometimes wonder does this create a society too afraid to ask for help, too afraid to admit they are having a bad day, to afraid to say I am failing, without judgement or repercussions. That is why I am writing today, I needed to get started again and what better way than to say I had a bad day…. in fact I had a bad week. But that’s OK, I am recognizing life is not perfect, I am also recognizing that that’s OK and its time to move on.
So we shall move on with pie!
My parents where in town this week, and what better way to show off Michigan than to go apple picking, we went to a local orchard and spent a few hours indulging in pumpkin spice donuts, apple cider and apple picking. I love being outside and I love fruit so win win. An orchard (or space for one) is very high on the wish list for the new house, but in the mean time we picked our apples and today I made pie, apples with the blackberries we picked in Aunt Nancie’s garden a few months back, delicious!!