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The most difficult job on earth??

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2012 by Mom...Interrupted22!!!

MOMS! We are doctors, lawyers, caretakers, maids, chauffeurs, butlers, janitors, nurse practitioners, cooks, social workers, counselors, etc.. Name a job and we have fulfilled the job requirements at some point during motherhood. All self-appointed titles that we carry with pride!

So I ask, “What is the most difficult job on earth?”

An Astronaut? Wikipedia defines astronaut as “a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft.”

A physician? Wikipedia defines physician as “a health care provider who practices the profession of medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury and other physical and mental impairments”.

A Rocket Scientist (aerospace engineering)? Wikipedia defines aerospace engineering as “dealing with the design, construction, and study of the science behind the forces and physical properties of aircraft, rockets, flying craft, and spacecraft.”

The President of the United States? Wikipedia defines the President as “the head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces.”

Hmmm. After some thought I would define my position as a mom as follows: A person self-taught through experience that acts as a pilot/crew member of the family navigating through the space rocks of life including patching up wounds, drying up tears and absorbing heartache and pain. In addition, this position has to promote and maintain the human health of her family through shopping for and preparing healthy meals, attending doctor appointments, dentist appointments, emergency room visits, urgicare visits and meetings with teachers. She helps design and construct various building blocks, Lego’s and Tinker Toys coupled with a lesson in engineering while simultaneously acting as commander –in-chief getting everyone where they need to be…..on time….all on a daily basis. No days off. No clocking in or out.

Now I ask this question again…..What is the most difficult job on earth?

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!!!

You know you’re a mom when……

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2012 by Mom...Interrupted22!!!

You know you’re a mom when your “personal time” consists of running errands, grocery shopping and cleaning without kids in tow. It’s too funny that today I’m looking forward to Sam’s Club, swinging by a furniture store, checking out some stuff for the yard at Home Depot….hmm and I might just stop in Old Navy for some school uniform pants. THIS my friends, is what I get excited about. Always have. There’s typically a kid walking jumping next to me but today I’m taking some time for me….just for a few hours. #HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY EVERYONE! 🙂

the journey continues into the second hour

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 17, 2012 by Mom...Interrupted22!!!

Well, we’re sneaking up on the second hour and he has refused dinner twice. I keep telling myself “you’re a pro at this now. You know what to do.” It’s not so simple as a kid that just doesn’t want to stop playing. For him…Legos are much more. We learned this year Math is a big one as well. He loves math and must finish all of his problems before moving on to something else. I assume this is because he is very much a “left brain” kid. I guess the concentration and focus it takes to build Legos would be the same as working math problems. They use a bell in school when he works on Math to help him transition to something else. Maybe I’ll try that with the Legos. hmm….I could possibly be looking at a bell smashed all up or thrown in the trash if i’m not careful. #don’t mess with the Lego’s

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 16, 2012 by Mom...Interrupted22!!!

I’m new to this but we’ll see how it goes. I named my blog Mom Interrupted because I want to focus on the mania of being a mom and wife and trying to hold everything around you down at the same time. My three guys are awesome and I hope someone can use our experiences in whatever way they feel helpful. My littlest guy has overcome so much. #waytogo! If I started blogging from his beginning you would have a better picture of just how far he has come. He was diagnosed with PDD-NOS and is very high functioning. I will say however it has been a long journey. A long journey that I am just now feeling comfortable talking about. Anyhow, those that have been there…are there..will relate. I hope you get the same warm “at least you know what I’m talking about” feeling that I get when I follow other bloggers. 🙂 #wish me luck!