I am not sure what has gotten into me but I feel a bit wrung this week. We all have a terrible case of spring fever and I am sure that must be part of it. Normally I get restless this time of year; tired of being cooped up all winter long. For some reason this year I feel listless instead. Everyday I make myself a list of all things I should be doing but I can't seem to get myself to the doing part.
I have not even shown you my Feb. finished projects yet. I finished a pair of socks for Sebass, they were small and quick and just what I needed. I have been plugging away on the lace shawl but I did not get it finished as I had hoped I would.
The lace is fun to knit and looks pretty but it takes focus that I don't seem to have right now, I am doing better with fairly mindless knitting. With the lace I am finding that I can't watch T.V. or talk with the kids while I knit. I do better with it if the house is quiet and I can just sit uninterrupted for a while. You can imagine how often this happens around here, so I pick away at when I can and try to work on a more relaxing project when the house is busy.
Paul has been working his bumm off at the office this last week. Working from 7 in the morning until 8 at night. He is trying to get more patients on the DRX machine. I have been doing my part with full time kids and part time work.
I have been reading "How to Raise your Spirited Child" by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, I am looking for more tools to put in my "mom" tool kit for working with the kids and their behavior.
Sebastian and I have been working a lot with his personal space. I feel like his personal space is so small that he tends to get right up into and invades the space of others. I am trying to teach him to hang back a bit and watch other kids play before he jumps in. He is such a physical kid that he intimidates other kids with his excitement and explosive energy. He seems to be settling down a bit with what we are working together. I am trying hard not to single Sebastian out so we are working on this as a family, we are all doing better than last week.
It is so much work trying to be a good parent, is that why I feel so worn out? I think I will call for a pizza and crack open a beer for dinner tonight.