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May 15th, 2012

Tough Monday and Rejection

Originally posted in Facebook on May 14, 2012 at 7:21am:

Just something I need on a Monday morning … NOT!

Sleepyhead Matthew peed on the toilet lid, the LID! (He said, the lid was up when he started peeing. I think, he’s sleep-peeing!) I had been delaying cleaning the bathroom. Now it’s not an option anymore. #MondayMorningSucks

It’s been getting even HARDER to get up for school in the morning these days, even though end of school is so close.

* School ends on May 24-25. Matthew’s Kindergarten graduation is May 24th. I am assuming no more classes after that. Hubby’s last day of this school year at the Military School is May 25th.

Matthew and Mark

Matthew (5) and Mark (2)

After posting this on Facebook, my Monday did not improve.

Whole morning ’til afternoon yesterday, I was comforting Mark, who must have sprained his arm, or pull a muscle in his arm, or something. At 9am, when he woke up, I changed his diaper and as I pulled his arm to lift him up, he started crying, like the real ‘I’m-so-hurt‘ crying while holding his left arm. I worried that I must have broken his arm, but there was no bruising, no deformation, no swelling, but he just can’t seem to lift his arm up, not even able to move his left hand, and kept crying!We sat on the couch, his left arm positioned on top of his belly the whole time, while he was in my arms like a small baby. A little movement made him start crying again! I just kept rubbing him, observing his arm for changes, made sure he’s not feverish… I was worried! The thought that it could be a broken lingered. Even hubby was worried, too, and kept coming home to check on him.

And then, at about 3:30 pm, big brother Matthew came home from school. All of a sudden, Mark got better! He started playing with big brother in his usual energetic self with every bodily function, including his left arm, like he never complained about his arm the whole day! How he got better so quickly just like that, with big brother around, is so curious! Hubby called him a ‘faker’! With just sitting on the couch comforting him, worrying about him whole day, and then watching them play together, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I wasted a whole day.

On a positive note, I am relieved that it was all for nothing, rather than for something worse! And I thank God for big brothers.

The night progressed. I sat with Matthew looking at his yearbook. As he was pointing to pictures of his classmates, he was telling me that this and that classmate wouldn’t play with him. I asked him why his classmates don’t play with him, and he doesn’t know why. I asked, “What do you do when they don’t want to play with you?“. He answered, “I play all by myself.” I assured him that it’s alright to play by himself. He said, “I know. It’s alright to play by myself, but it’s better if someone play with me.” This just broke my heart. I wish I had comforting words for him. I didn’t that time. I just gave him a tight hug.

Experiencing rejection is tough, but for myself I can handle it. But, for my kids to experience it is twice tougher for me to handle. Sigh!


Mother's Day Blue Flowers

Mother's Day Blue Flowers

Freshly picked from the yard, a bundle of blue flowers for me for Mother’s Day from my boys! It still sits on the kitchen counter.

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