Children, Oh How Unique They Are

I have decided to share with the world what I went through, and am going through with my children. I won’t mention them by name. If you know them, please do not comment with their real names.

I have spent the last eight years dealing with numerous little things some mom’s get to skip out on speech delays, allergies, colic, possible Aspergers, and always questioning what is going on with them. They aren’t typical children, but they also aren’t abnormal. I’m sure most mom’s recognize their kids fall in between certain lines, and these are just my recounts of how I struggled and coped.

I wanted to put this out there, because for me I lost my mom nearly eight months to the day before her first grandson was born. I was told I’d never likely have children, and I looked at him as her last gift, maybe she sent him to help fill the void. I don’t really know, but I do know my mom was the mom who would have held many of the answers to my issues/questions with my children. She simply wasn’t there, she couldn’t be. While this should have broken my heart and while it does sadden me, I know having her in my life when I did gave me much of the knowledge and strength it took to deal with what you will read in my stories.

Without her, it was hard to piece together, and work nearly alone on many of these issues. I’d like to think that these recounts may help some of the moms out there who have children with similar issues. I wanted there to be an example of how children even in the same home can be so similar, but so different. How even though there are days you think you’re falling apart it does honestly get better, and sometimes the rewards is tremendous.

Life was not intended to be easy, and when it came to my kids for a long time it was far from it. For the mom’s who quickly realized children are not always what you think they are, sometimes they’re even better…

Under pages are three tales. One for each child on developmental issues, and one for a whole ‘nother batch of hell.

Case One: Bubba
Case Two: Bubby
Colic, Genius, And Allergies- My Worst Nightmare Recognized.

Forgotten, by Cat Patrick

This last weekend my husband and I took a semi-romantic-semi-business trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. For us it is around a four and a half hour drive or so. Anticipating the lovely suite up for grabs via a sales point contest, and my hubby frankly, being the top salesman at his company, I took the book Forgotten by Cat Patrick, her debut novel, with me for either the drive or the hours I’d spend in the jacuzzi tub located in said suite while the husband played golf half the day.

I read the book on the drive home, and fell in love with Luke, the boy the lead character London Lane is faced with most of the story. I suck at actual book reviews, but I will say this, it kept me turning pages so fast I was home in about an hour mentally. It has a semi-resolving ending. It’s one of those that you really like you get certain factors, but linger on wanting more. I did question some small items that are those questions you’re not supposed to ask, so I won’t- they aren’t story-killers. Outside of that it was a read that I wish had a follow up, but her website says she likes where it ends.

I heart Luke. I adore London and her story. I wish when I was in my ‘mom haze’ I had thought of something this intriguing to write. I completely remember not remembering half my day.

Congrats Cat on a great book, I hope to read Revived soon as I am currently 16th in position. I may be purchasing it before it shows up at the local branch.

With that said here’s the info for the book from Cat’s site.

Forgotten
Past. Present. Future. Which matters most?

Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all London can “remember” are events from her future and the people who will play a part in it. In order to get by, London relies on reminder notes and a trusted friend to navigate relationships and high school life. Adaptable by nature, she tries to view her memory loss as a fact of life rather than a condition. But when London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flashforwards, as the case may be, she realizes that in order to understand her present and her future, she must solve the mystery of her past.

Pancakes for Kids

Today in adventures of cooking at Megan’s house we made pancakes. This is an easy recipe, its on the back of the box. We use that fancy Bisquick stuff in a hurry. From scratch are yummy too especially with classy vanilla, but anyhow today we just worked with what we had seeing as I had two STARVING! kids. Heaven forbid mommy gets to sleep in a few times over the summer.

So, what makes these unique is merely the toppings. If you’ve ever needed something fun to do with pancakes for kids try Goober-cakes, we applied the PB/Jelly mix of weirdness over the top with a dash of powdered sugar. I would have made a face with say bananas, but this was Bubby’s cake and frankly he is a not an explorer in eating, if it isn’t shredded cheese or bread you can pretty much expect it’s your lucky day of the year if he eats it, so banana on the side. He only ate few since they were sliced, my bad. Picky Goober-butt, hence the Goober-cake…

Moving on the next was Nutella with bananas and powdered sugar. Same basic thing Nutella first, then banana, and sugar. Now keep in mind that Nutella had a class action recently settled because of false advertising about it being on the healthy side. In minimal yep, it’s alright just like PB, but don’t go slathering it on if you’re health conscious, this is mostly for flavor and fun. 😉

Interested in the class action case? The claim deadline has passed, but here’s the info just in case you were curious.