Friday, February 20, 2009

Our first experience with stitches

Sawyer had to get stitches yesterday. Believe it or not, this is our first experience with stitches!! It's hard to believe that with 4 boys who are all boy and love to wrestle, be physical, and get wild that we have not been to the ER more! I am thankful for that though :) So anyway, Jason and I dropped Brodie off at school and then took Deacon and Truman to pre-school and came back home. When we got inside, I headed into the kitchen to make some coffee and Jason was helping Sawyer out of his coat. I was in the kitchen when I heard Jason say, "Oh, my God!" and I could tell by the tone of his voice that something had happened. That's when I heard Sawyer start crying so I ran in to the front room. Jason is down on the floor holding Sawyer and blood is just pouring out of his head. You know how head wounds bleed A LOT! Jason was pretty much freaking out, but I asked him what happened. He was helping Sawyer out of his coat when Sawyer kind of twisted and tripped and hit his head right on the hinges of our computer desk. Once I got it wiped off and cleaned up and saw that it was pretty deep, we thought we better go have it looked at. We tried urgent care but they won't do head wounds on kids under 5 so we were off to the ER. We got right in and the doctor was so nice! The worst part was having to hold him down while they put the liquid stitches on, he did NOT like that!! Once that was over, I picked him up and he fell asleep on my shoulder. Poor guy, he had had a rough morning! I honestly think the whole thing was the worst for Jason. He was pretty much freaking out and he feels horrible about the whole thing since he was right there when it happened. Sawyer seems to be back to himself though. I'm sure this won't be our last trip to the ER, but I hope it is our last one for a while!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Plan

I've been praying and thinking a lot about my purpose in life. Yes, I'm supposed to be a wife and mother and I love those 2 jobs! They are my main focus, after God, and I realize that nothing in my life can come before them or make me do those 2 jobs any less. So, first things first, I'm going to quit Parents as Teachers. That job is A LOT of work, for a little pay and results. It takes up a lot of my time and yet my paychecks are so small all I can think is "What is the point?". So, that has got to go! Second, I am going to go back to school starting in the summer. I'm going to start taking the pre-requisites I need to get into the nursing program. It will be a hard 3 years or so, but I would rather do it now and be done then put it off until the kids are way more active in school and other things. I'll still be done with school by the time Sawyer is ready for kindergarten! Once I'm done with school, I can still choose to work part time or full time and it can be pretty flexible. I will be able to get a lot of grants for school since we don't make a lot and have so many kids. That will allow me to take out small student loans that we can live off of while I am in school and use those like a "paycheck" for me. It's not ideal, because it will give us more debt but it will allow me to not have to work at all while I am in school and student loans have low interest rates anyway :) Ultimately this career will allow me to make more and still be at home a lot. Plus, I've always liked gross medical stuff I've always just been too scared of failure to try nursing but I'm going to do it this time! In the more immediate future, we will hopefully be moving soon. We are going to try and keep our lives as simple as possible!