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HYDROCORTISONE VS TOOTHPASTE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 20, 2012 by Mom...Interrupted22!!!

What a busy two days! Such a whirlwind but yet so “normal”. I’ve realized how far I’ve come with patience and restraint in dealing with the “experts”. It seems to be an evolving process. Initially, you put your trust and faith in them. That they know what they are doing and will steer you in the right direction. Then you realize, for some, your kid is the book they carry or the papers they wrote in college. You also begin to realize “Hey, I know this kid better than anyone!” and you’re better able to weed out the good ones from the not so good ones. Eventually, you learn to use them as a resource and to bounce ideas off of because….YOU are the expert.

I had to run the kid to the doctor yesterday which meant he would have to see any available doctor. We all know how that goes. (I posted some hilarious thoughts on my Facebook page as the day went along.)  So I sit and listen to him “educate” me on the need for a physical. He says, “especially with his “PDD” and other issues you want to make sure that is a priority.” He follows with the fact the kid hasn’t had one since they have gone “electronic”.  I quickly roll off the surgeries, seizures and visits to his pediatrician he has had since they have gone “electronic” with as much attitude as I could muster. Then I realized, remember, just nod and say “umm huh”. They like that. What do you know, as soon as I do that he quickly finishes the exam and we’re on our way.

As the day continues to roll on I only have a few hours to get back home and prepare for a 12 hour overnight shift at work. #sigh Here we go! At the end of all the chaos and rushing out of the door I learned probably the most important thing there is to know as a working mom trying to hold everything around her down…..don’t put the hydrocortisone in the same basket as the toothpaste. #yuck!!!

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCES?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by Mom...Interrupted22!!!

How do you define success??

Is it money, power, the amount of people you surround yourself with? Is it how many followers you have on twitter or how many Facebook friends you have. Is it the size of your house or the type of car you drive? Is it how social you are or how often you can be at “the place to be”? Is it how many people know how much you have or how many people you think want to be in your shoes?

I know how I define success. When I wake in the morning with my day planned out. A day planned to take some personal time but     abruptly interrupted to add a kid in tow. Continuing the day completing all tasks and errands while simultaneously answering a million questions about everything and nothing all at the same time.

I define success when I hear my husband in the other room yell “TOUCHDOWN!”, my teenager complaining about washing dishes and the constant squeak of a mattress of my little one jumping on his bed….all while “relaxing” in my room.

You see, success can be defined by how you measure your life. I measure my life by weight. Lightweight superficial material things can play a small part. However, what matters most weighs the most. The chaos. The drama. The love. The tears. FAMILY!

That is how I define success.