Oh, HEY THERE!  Long time, no see!  How’s your mom?  Did your kids get back to school?  Have you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte yet?  It’s AFTER LABOR DAY, y’all!  It’s only been a month since I wrote.  I still have this craptastic stock layout.  I’m sort of the best blogger ever.  I should write a book about it.

My husband is a pilot and managed to be gone for three weeks.  Or 22 days.  In a row.  But who’s counting?  I survived the start of school with Pea, his anxiety and Little Bear.  It was super fun.  But anyway…

Pea.  I love him so much.  He’s having such a hard time.  I hate anxiety.  I despise OCD.  I want it all to GO AWAY.  I want him to just BE.  The hospital program was truly amazing – if we could live there, I swear we would.  But now we are back in the real world and the bottom line is that we have a LONG. WAY. TO. GO.  We are getting ready to start with a new therapist that will continue the work they were doing in the hospital.  He has been in play therapy for years, but it’s time to transition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  We will start addressing his fears head on and teach him how to get through these moments that debilitate him.  It’s hard, y’all.  I’m not going to sugar coat it and I am the QUEEN of sugar coating.  Pea is now in his third week of school and he’s been to the nurse or counselor every day since day three, I think.  Sometimes more than once.  BUT, my friends, he stays at school.  I haven’t had to go get him.  He STAYS THERE.  And that’s a big deal.  You’ve got to look for the bright side in everything.

There’s a lot to talk about.  I’ll tell you all about what’s bothering Pea at the moment.  We can discuss color coded behavior charts at school and why they will be the death of me.  We should also talk about why I both love and hate Stitch Fix and how I want to be the kind of girl who rocks a scarf, but can’t.  (This is a reoccurring issue for me.  You don’t even know.)  But for now, Little Bear has a cold and has woken up 3 times while I’ve been trying to write this.  So you’ll just have to wait to hear about my issues.  I know you are on pins and needles.  😉

At least I wrote SOMETHING!

2 responses on “SOMETHING!

  1. Megan

    Dearest, I’ve been thinking about Pea as everyone goes back to school! Although my insane anxiety didn’t hit until later, my brother suffered far younger and reminds me of your Pea. And I cannot say enough good things about CBT…although I never did it as young as him, I can only imagine how much easier life would have been for me with the lessons I learned from it. So good to hear your voice here again! ❤

  2. keisha

    Hey, guess what… I’m going to attempt the ankle-boots-and-cuffed-skinny-jeans this fall. It’s gonna look exactly like you think: like a 40-something woman with stubby legs trying waaaaay too hard. 😉 I did finally do a statement necklace this summer, so I’m feeling brave. #trendsarehard

    I hope the two weeks that have passed since you wrote this have gone much better for Pea. Proud of him. It sounds like when things get to a certain point, he knows who his “comfort people” are at school and when to seek them out. Smart one.

    And hugs to you for managing things for that chunk of time while the hubs was away, especially during such a big time of transition for Pea. Your family rocks.

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