I wish I could! I'm just not sure what/how! This coming week is the sort of tsunami that takes down even normally functioning top of the world families. I've already turned down invites to two other bday parties, removed myself from the Sundae Sunday serving group (1st sunday of the church year is a sundae party), arranged for the Wed therapist to come to our home (instead of my dropping dd1 off at school and taking dd2 AND brand new ds to the science center germ fest), and am hoping that Monday's holiday will mean an empty grocery store.
We'll do something at home for dh's birthday... I have a gift and I'll collect handprints from the kiddos to make "their" gift.
I'm the secretary of the ICAN group so I need to be there... but it'll be fairly laid back and dh will have the girls so it may actually be relaxing?
The dr visits are going to hurt in terms of time, effort, and cost. But we've been waiting months for some of these visits (our family practice dr is one of the few left and while they were very laid back when we started seeing them 5 years ago they are now massively overbooked and busy) and in the case of dd1 she can't attend preschool on Wed if she doesn't get a clean bill of health from the dr on Tuesday.
Sigh. I'm just looking at this coming week and trying not to cry. And hoping to heck that I don't relapse into PPD (which I've had with both of my previous babes). I'm popping pulsatilla and rescue remedy like there's no tomorrow and planning a stop at the craft store (next to the grocery store) to maybe find a few beads for a worry bead bracelet.
I already felt the PPD coming on and made an emergency appointment with the pdoc for meds. Thank the good Lord for Wellbutrin.