Dear readers, it’s been almost two weeks since my last post.
Eh, that’s nothing considering the several months long break I took last year.
So, what’s new my way? For starters, we got the pool open. And when I say “we,” I mean my husband. He had to replace the liner, which was a time consuming job, but now it’s open and it has been swam in by at least one of us almost every day. The only way hanging onto a pool noodle could be better is if I added rum to the equation, but between not wanting to drink while I’m supervising children in a pool and not wanting to aggravate my stomach, I’ve passed on that so far.
We’ve also gone to Carowinds (an amusement park with lots of roller coasters) a couple of times. We bought season passes, so we can go as often as we want on the days we’re willing to make the hour long drive. I didn’t ride much with Little Man when we went this past Sunday, as my week+ long migraine had just finally ended the day before, but I did get on one called Ricochet, and I regretted that immediately.
Riding this was accidental. That sounds weird, because how do you accidentally ride a roller coaster, but it was. I waited in line with the boy and had planned the cross the seats and wait at the exit when one of the attendants took my drink out of my hand (he assumed I was coming out to put it to the side), so I was left with two choices: take it back and feel awkward (because I’m me) or ride the ride. I rode. That thing was so freaking jerky, as you can probably tell from the picture. I was very concerned about us tipping over the side. Every curve was met with an “Oh Jesus!” much to the amusement of LM and the two kids in front of us.
Shortly thereafter, LM wanted to ride another roller coaster, so I planned to wait in line with him, but fell and busted my knee on the edge of the cement steps, so we left. Yay, me, always hurting myself. The way this summer is going, I’ll be in a cast before it’s over.
So, Little Man’s ADHD medicine still seems to be working. It’s probably hard to tell just how well it’s working since he isn’t in school, but I can tell a huge difference at home. It’s like he’s hyper focused on everything. He had the tendency to get hyper focused on things in the past, but only things he was super into. Now he’s hyper focused on any task I throw his way, including reading a 50-page play in one sitting yesterday in preparation for practice later this week. His appetite was down at first, but he seems to be eating normally now. He also acted rather irritable and snappy for a few days, too, but that’s over.
Baby Girl is…Baby Girl. She’ll get a post all of her own, where I’ll talk about her non-cutesy stuff and rehash things. Spoiler alert: pretty sure we’re going to ask for a referral to a pediatric behavioralist at her well child visit. As far as cutesy stuff goes, she has changed her name again. She changed it to Miguel from Coco a couple months ago (and that got some weird looks when she told people her name), but then it became Violet from The Incredibles last week and now it’s Dash. It’s mostly cute, until she has a total shit fit over calling her by her given name. (By the way, I’m Elastigirl and her dad is Mr. Incredible. I guess that works since I have hypermobile joints and my husband is pretty awesome.)
By the way — I learned something new about migraines. I had a follow-up appointment about something non-migraine related with my PCP this week, and I mentioned the lengthy migraine, which I was concerned wasn’t normal. She said it was and advised me to stop taking migraine medications with Tylenol in them. She said with some people it can cause rebound migraines, so that makes sense. Sharing the newfound knowledge for those who get them.
What’s new in y’all’s world?