We have lived through a roller-coaster of emotions today, but we ended the day on a positive note. It’s important not to lose sight of that.
The boys were too upset to go to school, Emmett felt so sick that he wouldn’t even get out of bed. Elliott wasn’t too far behind him. That said, the morning was distracting them and a bit before lunch, they both ended up going to school. Half a day is better than not going at all and we were able to work through the emotional distress. I give them all the credit in the world for that because they’re simply amazing kids and I couldn’t be prouder to be their Dad.
The only thing better than them returning to school half day, was them finishing out the day as well. No one came home early and that’s awesome. ☺
We had a little time to kill after school before they had therapy. Everyone just sorta did their own thing but there wasn’t any fighting or anything like that. It was pretty nice.
Therapy on the other hand was rough, and by rough, I’m mean very rough. It was a lot of venting and was emotionally raw. One of the things I’m trying to do is keep the kids from turning on each other. They seem to do that lately. Not in a major way, just taking their frustrations out on each other and saying hurtful things that they wouldn’t normally say to one another.
Everyone was anxious and tense when we left to return home.
Rather than let things fester, I decided that we needed a pizza and movie night. No one could agree on where to get the pizza from, or what movie to watch but we got it sorted out.
Gavin even joined us and that almost never happens. The night ended on a very positive note. Emmett is asleep at the time of writing, but Elliott was not. I’m hoping he falls asleep and we can all have a good night’s rest.
Everyone is emotionally drained at this point and physically exhausted.
It really was a roller-coaster of emotions today. I know it was a struggle and far from ideal but we made it through together. I’m proud of them all and made sure they each knew that before I tucked them in.
I’m hoping for a better day tomorrow but we’ll deal with whatever we must.