Parenting Fail

Dear Readers,

Life has definitely been exciting in the Latina household these past few weeks. Karl, my teen, left for college during the last week of August. It was a very emotional time for all of us! The youngest, Andrew, is still adjusting and missing him terribly. (Me too!)

We are currently co-sleeping because … I let him watch “The Shining”. What was I thinking?! He has been terrified to sleep alone since! It also doesn’t help that our hallway looks like the hotel’s hallway. Sigh.

We also missed Andrew’s 1st day of middle school. Bad Mommy moment, for sure. Silly me, I thought it started on Thursday. Actually, Tuesday was his first “unofficial” day. It is the day when students go in for half a day and get to know one other. On this day, they do not have to wear their uniform: shirt, slacks and tie. The “official” day is Thursday. On Thursday, they wear uniform and attend classes all day; however, Tuesday was still counted in their attendance record. Le Sigh x2.

And if all this didn’t have me down in the dumps, this tidbit from the Doctor surely did.  I am pre-diabetic. BOO! This has forced me to change my eating and sleeping patterns. No more blogging at 2am for this Latina! Now I am in bed no later than 11pm… on most days :)   I am also exercising again. I’m excited to say I have lost 10lbs, so far. I still have 15 more to go but I hope that those few pounds will help me reverse some of the damage. Le sigh x3.

In other news, I found a great doggie daycare! This will make my day run so much smoother. With two very active dogs, and my dog-walker- my teen – off at college, I found it was nearly impossible to get them outside for the 2-3 hours they require to be happy and healthy. If you are a dog owner, I’m sure you understand WHY I am jumping up and down with joy right now!

There are a few other things in the works, very exciting things, my blog friends. I can’t exactly let the cat out of the bag yet but it does involve a chic & cheap store that I absolutely L.O.V.E.

In the past few weeks, there is one thing I have learned and that is…

In all the chaos, there are a million brilliant possibilities…even when it seems like this Mommy has failed.

So tell me… what have you been up to?