Cut Me Some Slack!

        Last week, I forgot to call my sister for her birthday.  It's not that I forgot her birthday because I was actually thinking about her all day at work.  The thing is that sometimes life has a funny way of happening and detouring our previous plans.  That is exactly what happened that evening...     It was last Thursday and I worked all day and was actually worried throughout the workday because my 5 year old's asthma kicked in right on schedule with the season and weather changes.  I kept him home that day because his chest was pretty tight and I didn't want to chance sending him to school and him having an attack without his father or I being around.  Luckily, I am able to do this and not worry because my husband works nights and he is home during the day if I ever have to keep the kids home because they are sick.     That afternoon, I called my husband from the car when I got home and asked him to bring the boys out to me so I could take them to the doctor.  I … [Read more...]

Be Nice…

        I'm sure that I have mentioned in previous posts that I haven't always had the closest relationship with my sister.  There are many reasons for that which I could go on for days talking about.  Perhaps the reason that stands out the most in my mind is the fact that we are extremely different individuals.  We have always been very different people from as far back as I can remember.  I've always been the one who consistently kept it all together and my sister has always been the one who was repeatedly in trouble with my parents growing up and who always got involved in everything that she wasn't supposed to.     Obviously, some things have changed now that we are both adults.  Now that we are mothers, our priorities have changed.  However, some things never change and we continue to be different and to have different priorities with regards to parenting, relationships, and life in general.  Despite this, I am committed to forging a better relationship with her and I … [Read more...]