I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment.
Life isn't any more stressful than usual, its just that sometimes it feels more overwhelming than at other times. And its the little things that are starting to push me over the edge. Those little things that happen, or have to happen every.single.day without fail in order for life to continue.
- making up medications
- making sure we have enough of the medications as well as current scripts (anyone else feel like they're at their pharmacy nearly every week?)
- making up formula
- 2nd hourly feeds
- cleaning feeding equipment
- lifting the wheelchair in and out of the car
There are also the things that don't need to happen every day, but they still happen.... things like Ashlea having a screaming fit every night at bedtime. She is especially vocal tonight as she had a late cat nap this afternoon - so her strength for protesting has been renewed.
I sound like a whinger right? I really try hard not to whinge, and I don't even feel like I need to have a whinge about these things as such. I don't mind doing each of those things, it is just the unrelenting monotony of these tasks.
I suppose a lot of parenting, special needs or otherwise is monotonous, but I guess that as your kids get older you can be a bit more flexible. There is no flexibility in our routine. No let up to the daily things that need to be done. Anyone else have some of 'those' tasks that just have to be done?
But the really big worry at the moment is MONEY. Or rather lack thereof. We always run at a bit of a loss, but my emergency dental treatment has pushed our credit card debt to a limit that is just frightening. Maybe I should have just got them to pull the tooth out? At least it would have saved me over $2K!! Anyway, I am thinking that I am going to have to increase my hours at work from 1 day a week to 3 days. I just don't know how I will cope physically and mentally with doing all the things I do now, but adding in 2 extra days work.
Working SN mums....I need your help! How do you manage to get everything done??? I know a lot of you do it - I just need to know HOW!!