Worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone.– Ray LaMontagne I am worried. That is not news. My standard operating baseline includes a level 8 out of 10 in worry. My motto seems to be “If I am not worrying about it, then who will?” It is no surprise that in this time of very minimal control, I am grasping for any solid … Continue reading Worry. Worry, worry, worry, worry.
I registered Jack for Pre-K today. Well, I added him to the list of other kids who want to attend public school Pre-K in August. While there is no guarantee that he will get in, we should hear soon whether or not he is accepted to one of our schools of choice. I missed the mid-January deadline for registration. I have a lot of excuses … Continue reading Jack is ready for school, but I am not.
Dearest Gus, Why won’t you stop crying? All day. All night. You’re clean. You’ve been fed. You are driving me crazy. I don’t like babies. Please don’t misunderstand, I love you, my beautiful baby boy, but I don’t like you right now. It’s not personal. I don’t like any babies at your age. If we could fast-forward a few months and just skip this newborn, … Continue reading I don’t like babies.
Ellie was standing on the curb when I got to her school to pick her up yesterday afternoon. I had to stop the car in the middle of the drive when I saw her. She was standing with the help of her little red walker, her hands gripping the handles. She was wearing her leg braces and her New Balance running shoes. Her hair was … Continue reading Heart-Swelling Pride
August Benjamin joined our family on the day after Christmas. The holidays were a blur. The last month has been a blur. What did I even do five minutes ago? The Honaker house is a disaster these days. There is always a pile of laundry on the couch. The dishwasher always needs to be unloaded. Toys are on the floor in every room. There are … Continue reading Defining Chaos
We are having another baby. A boy who is due to arrive at Christmas. Much excitement surrounds this baby. Jack has already decided where he will sleep, what he will eat and which Lighting McQueen toys drive. He lays his head on my stomach every day and listens to hear what his brother is saying. Although in the beginning he wanted to name him “Jack … Continue reading Dragon Legends
Two-year-old Jack and 1-year-old Ellie have different abilities, but mom Heather Honaker says she still thinks about their futures in similar ways. I have a 2-year-old “typical” son named Jack. He likes to play outside. He likes to be silly and make others laugh. He sings his favorite songs over and over. He is curious and loves to learn about new things. He thinks every … Continue reading Typical