I cannot wait for Mr. O to be home tomorrow, although he will be back late in the evening. Do you know how nice it is to have another grown-up being present in the house? I think I have multiple ulcers growing roots inside my stomach this week. I know…I know…I have a good life and should not complain too much about taking care of my children. It’s a blessing, but there are also pain attached to the blessings that are bestowed upon us, right?
About an hour earlier Peanut came into my room asking for a little bit of cuddling. When asked what’s the best part of the week, and his answer was — when I gave you hard time only one day this week, would you forgive me, Mẹ? This six year-old boy knows how to jab a jagged edge knife into my heart and still have me smiling at him.
But yes, this week, the four-letter word has been boiling in my head and almost escaped many times if I were not to have some self-control.
To diminish the tension that had built up this week between me and the two rambunctious boys, I decided to give them some bonding time. They were beyond excited to know I would give them foot rub and massage. It was a hit! I had them soaked their feet in warm water and distill vinegar then followed up with foot rub using olive oil and sugar combination and then I cut their nails, both fingernails and toenails. Before bed I gave a good coat of Vaseline on their feet to keep them moisturized.
Some photos of their day…
P.S. Mr. O met with Mom, my brother, sis-in-law, and my niece and nephew for dinner in Las Vegas this evening. Then when we FaceTime he said that my little three-year-old niece is just too cute that he couldn’t resist thinking about having another child and hoping for another girl. I told him, good luck honey, I am like a first- or second generation iPad/iPhone that has no more updates for its operating system.
P.S. 2 — I received my copy of Voter Information Guide to prepare for November 6, which is just a month away. I am not too confident with our current political system and the whirlwind of judicial confirmation process of Kavanaugh, but I am optimistic that a new wave of common voice will rise.
P.S. 3 — I have been thinking of a personal experience, one of those dark moments that locked fear and shame in my life, and wonder if I should write about it now. Maybe when I am emotionally ready…I will share!
P.S. 4 — I do have quite a few deep and dark secrets!