Sunday, July 25, 2010

Update (finally!)

As of last week, I am blissfully unemployed :) I never in a million years thought that I would quit my job because I really did like it. I was trying to juggle working 45 plus hours a week and being on call 24/7 with family, running a household, going to the gym, going grocery shopping, etc. After years of doing this non-stop, I burnt out and crashed HARD. I started out taking a few "mental" days off and that led into me not going back. I just can't imagine myself back there no matter how much I love it.

Being at home full time worked in my favor this week when Noah got sick. For those of you who don't know, Noah is my 6 year old son who is autistic. He has Asperger's Syndrome. He is high functioning and physically "normal". He can walk and talk and run and jump and play like everyone else. Mentally, he is a little behind. He is not fully potty trained and sometimes has problems verbally conveying his feelings. This week he has been randomly screaming and has on several occasions mentioned his ear hurting. What made me worry was when he said that he "didn't want anymore ice cream in his ear", it was an odd statement even for him. I made an appointment and took him to the doctor. It turned out that he had a double ear infection. Had I not been here to catch the subtle signs, I would not have known he was that sick and it could have been a lot worse. He is now on an antibiotic and doing great.

So, now that I am home full time, what can I do with the kids to help keep them busy? Any suggestions are appreciated, please comment below and let me know what you like to do with your kids to keep them busy. Thanks and I will post again soon! :)


PACountryMouse said...

Here ya go, Bonnie. I posted this list of stuff to do last month :-)

I'm so happy that you are a SAHM again! Can I just tell you how much my blood pressure went down once I stopped working? A LOT!

Bonnie said...

Thanks! I will check it out. Similar to that, I just got a subscription to Disney Family Fun magazine and I LOVE it! Soooo many good ideas. If you don't already get it, you should check it out. Even my husband likes the magazine.