Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Thoughts (7/10)

  • The kids' bedtime has been horrendous lately. It was already annoying over the last several weeks because Ryan would get out of bed multiple times until he fell asleep, but ever since the 4th it's been insufferable. I'm thinking he might still be afraid from the fireworks? He won't go to sleep unless I'm in the room with him and he screams his head off when I leave the room. I'm worried that we're setting up a bad precedent, but I'm literally at my wits' end. I have no idea what else to do. Tonight, after being held hostage for an hour and a half, I finally just sat down in the chair in their room and he was out within 5 minutes. Perhaps this is the way bedtime needs to go from now on. I know the idea of staying in the room while the kid falls asleep is no big deal to some people, but it frustrates me because for so long, he'd just go to bed. He'd lay in bed, talk to himself a little, and be out. Now it's like an endless tug of war that I'm forever losing.
  • Ashleigh is still not doing well. She is very much dying, and it breaks my heart. Her doctors actually expected her to be dead already--a family member even brought her 2 babies to the hospital to say goodbye--but she's still here. She said she heard one of her doctors say something about a "miracle." She's definitely not cancer free, but God's given her a little more time on this earth and she's taking full advantage of it. Also, someone has started a fundraiser in her honor - all the proceeds will go towards research for her particularly nasty variety of breast cancer. Although breast cancer is one of the most overfunded diseases, her particular form (triple negative, inflammatory, metastatic) receives little to no money for research. Consider purchasing a t-shirt if you feel so inclined: Light & Momentary
  • Ben & Jerry's has outdone themselves with this flavor:

That is all. 

Have a great weekend!


  1. That is just the saddest thing. I can't even imagine what that family must be going through.

  2. Sleep can be so hard once it gets disrupted! I know it's going to get ugly in our house too with me out of town and Nana coming and then dad out of town. It's exhausting for all of us when sleep goes badly. Good luck!


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