Oh man, I am so late! I mean, you might not notice it, but I’m looking at the clock realizing that usually my post is written, proof read and scheduled by now, as it normally goes ‘live’ exactly one hour from now.
One hour, people! Can I do it? Can I whip up enough random to quell your random appetite? Maybe, but forgive me if I seem a bit scatterbrained this go ’round, since we are screaming towards to finish line of school’s year end.
Of course some of you have your munchkins finishing this week – bless your hearts! Of course you guys have to start school sometime in August, when it’s blazing hot out, so you of course get to finish early. We don’t start until after Labor Day, so we stretch out the summer on the other end instead.
If you haven’t read The Today Show’s posting of a funny article (that was originally posted by Jen Hatmaker on her blog three years ago – but it’s absolutely timeless) “Worst End of School Year Mom Ever“, when you’re done here you’ll have to go read it. Because that’s where I am exactly at this time of year. One thousand percent!
Especially when Little Dude comes home and his shoes look like this:
Dude! Couldn’t you leave your shoes alone for one more month?! He has a propensity for distracting himself and shredding things – shoes are not on his “Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this” radar, in spite of being told to not do it at all. Many times.
Referring back to that ‘end of the year bad mom’ mode, I’m having him continue to wear them. He has brand new shoes in the queue (which are bigger for him to grow into for next year) but I really really don’t want to bring those out at this late date and risk having them trashed in the next four weeks. Might slap some duct tape on these and call it a day. For the next four weeks.
Luckily he’s scheduled for another Child Psychiatrist visit the day before the last day of school, so we can finally take steps (and find what works best for him by way of medication or alternate options – we’ll have the summer to test things out before school starts back up in the fall).
The boy is certainly a challenge – with a diagnosis of ADHD, ODD, Anxiety and Sleep issues, it’s a wonder I haven’t locked myself in a rubber room yet. With wine. The poor kid had such a rough start during the formative years with his drug dealing bio-mom and all the riffraff he was exposed to, it’s a wonder he hasn’t had worse behavior than he’s exhibited thus far.
We want to make sure he breaks free from that rough start so he can grow up healthy, happy and ultimately an amazing adult – there’s definitely a long road ahead. I better get more wine.
Speaking of crazy… Did you hear about that person who had to be taken to the hospital last week with a small shark attached to her arm?! No lie!
A small nurse shark appeared to bite more than it could handle after sinking its teeth into a Florida beachgoer’s arm. The 23-year-old woman was transported to a Boca Raton hospital with the 2-foot-long shark still clamped onto her arm.
Nurse sharks typically aren’t aggressive and usually only bite humans when provoked, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History. If disturbed, they can bite with a powerful vice-like grip capable of inflicting serious injury – in some cases (like this one) surgical instruments are needed to separate the shark from what it bit.
They typically feed on crustaceans, mollusks and stingrays, so it’s highly unusual for them to clamp onto someone’s arm like that. Witnesses said she and her boyfriend seemed to be messing with the shark in the water, so in my opinion she was asking for it. Poor shark died, though – and didn’t let go of the death grip even then, hence the trip to the hospital for removal.
No brain, no headache!!
Speaking of brains… I saw this idea on the interwebs last week and thought “Genius!”:
If I ever finally give in to Princess Nagger’s begging and cajoling for a trampoline, I’m totally going to do that. Long hair and trampoline springs are a deadly (and painful) combination. Not that I’ve had first hand experience with tangling in springs, mind you. Ahem.
It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!
This week’s prompt or question is:
“Congrats – you’re the new Ask Abby!!! What’s the first letter you choose to answer? (write the letter and your answer.)”
Oh man! My brain is too tired to think of something clever! So I’m going to pass the torch and let you write and answer – feel free to do so in the comments, and I’ll post them next week. Yeah, that’s the ticket – you can write my post for me next week by doing that! Mad genius! Kidding, but I do love to read stuff like that, so I’ll be enjoying the other participant’s creative minds instead.
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
Link up your Random (or not) here:
Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: