Oh man, I miss 24 hours of our DDC and the conversation gets heavy and complicated! I think this is turning out to be one dramatic and trying year for many of the people here. We are definitely having our fair share of struggles too. When my dh got here from AR with the bus, he had stopped taking his meds and was starting to get a bit manic. (he was having some awful throat pain, which he was sure was a side effect of one of his meds, so when he was all alone he stopped taking them to see) Anyway, his parents flipped out, took him to get his meds and got him a little something extra (his dad is a dr., so he can prescribe meds) and totally knocked him out. :/ The next day his dad found a new Psychiatrist, which they are paying out of pocket for, to figure out his med situation. She is absolutely AWFUL, so now we are dealing with that and tomorrow we have to find a new dr. His parents are basically holding us hostage here (very politely) until George is totally stable. We were going to go to their other vacation house on Lake MI is WI, but they are thinking of all sorts of reasons why we can't go there yet.. Of course, we also have these puppies, which are a good and a bad thing. We are making a good amount of money on them, which we really need, but they are also forcing us to stay put until they're all gone. I'm so tired of living in other peoples houses with so little privacy. At least my IL's are fairly easy to get along with and they are gone about 1/2 of the time (they own 3 houses and a sail boat in the BVI). Blah, it's over-whelming and complicated! I just want to get to the place where we plan on staying put until we settle in our own place, likely out of the country. I'm done feeling transient and I'm sure my family and children are as well.
While I don't have mommy identity issues per-say, I can say that while we've been traveling I have missed having my own schedules and creative outlets. Things like gardening, crafts, friendships, maintaining our house, etc. Now I pretty much only have cooking, kids and basic chores. I miss having my things that make me me. I don't have any real advice for those struggling with identity issues, all I can do is give some ::hugs::
There are worse things to lick than shoes. Olivine sampled some litter box once. Yuck!
I agree too, I'm enjoying my 30's much more than my early 20's in a lot of ways. Particularly dating, which is just plain awful, I hope i never have to do that again!
I only have 2 puppies left to sell and I've gotten between $1000-$1500 for all of them, which is good! It's a lot of work though, as most of the puppies so far have been shipped on an airplane. That means they each need a crate, a vet check and a trip to the airport. It's just non-stop fun around these parts. Heh.
Nicole, you're hardly looking pregnant this time!
Coralie has a potty and will tell me AFTER she has pooped, but has never actually used the potty. She also likes to point out poop (mostly from the puppies) and any tid-bit she finds on the floor that looks like poop. 'Poop' just never seems to get old with kids, it starts young and is still funny for AGES!
Did I mention that Coralie has had an awful cold w/high fever for a few days and now all the rest of my kids are getting it too?
Oh, and my hubby and I went to a GAPS certified dr this week that prescribed all sorts of 'alternative' mumbo-jumbo. I hope some of it works, or my dh might blow a gasket with the amount of money that it cost!