Runningmommy--Please do get help. Regardless of how big your heart is and how much you really want to help, and how much you are being pressured to help, you need someone else who does this as a job and who doesn't have so much else tugging at her to help out. It's hard, though, and feels heartless to say that you aren't able to take on elderly care all by yourself. Asking for help, or even choosing an elderly home for your grandmother doesn't mean that you don't care about her. In fact, if you are overwhelmed, choosing to place her in a situation where she will be getting more attention is the best way to ensure her welfare. Easy to say, hard to do.
memiles--I hope you're able to fix your back problem. Back pain is so awful; there's just no way to get away from it. I hope yours isn't something serious and there will be some easy way to solve it.
1jooj--Ack, sorry about your son's friend's stitches! It's good that your DS is taking responsibility and realizing he did something dumb, but what a pain for everyone involved.
This morning I slept in, which was not a good choice. I woke up totally sweaty and gross because DS has decided that when it's a thousand degrees out, that's a good time to sleep in our bed.
I didn't have time to run.
I was later than I wanted to be for our playgroup, plus I spent a lot of time this morning rushing around and being grumpy with the kids while trying to get things together to leave the house.
Then things got better.
We spent the day at a local lake, and playgroup friends drifted in and out as their schedules allowed. We had lunch there and I got a lot of mom-chatting while our kids played in the sand and the water.
DD was grouchy about sunscreen. I put it on once, then wanted to reapply after lunch. She said no. I compromised and said that if she'd let me do her face and chest, I'd skip the rest. She's having a skin graft a week from today, upper chest to nose, and I'm freaking out a bit about sunscreen.
Therefore, those areas are fine but her entire back is (not terribly, but a bit) burned and she was whiny at bedtime. Bad mom for not forcing the issue. Looks like I'm going to keep her huddled inside under a blanket for the next week.
In good news, I spoke to the hospital about the anesthesia that had me so worried, and was told that the information is right there in DD's chart, and it will be no problem for the anesthesiologist to look at the information there and give DD the anesthesia that worked so well for her. Sigh of relief on that front.