Another holiday season survived. There's still this week to get through before the kids go back to school but I'm hoping that goes relatively smoothly.
It's been a roller-coaster. Nathan's big present this year was Lego Dimensions (a video game) but he's been having such trouble with his temper that we've had to restrict him to one half hour of screen time per day and there were a number of days he didn't earn it. I feel bad that he hasn't gotten to enjoy his present the way he would have liked but we pay for it too much otherwise.
Alex had a rough week with several toileting accidents. We had to carry a bag of extra clothes with us, the first time we've had to do that in a long time. Hopefully that gets back to normal as well. His big gift was a new microphone and stand which he's been using in the basement.
I made a difficult decision. I'm going to pursue applying for crisis funding to get some additional help in the house. The constant uncertainty of whether or not things will get done is definitely affecting me.
I'll be honest and say that this has been a difficult season for me. I faked it for the kids, so they could have their usual magic time. But for me, it couldn't be over quickly enough. I'm looking forward to getting the decorations down and the presents put away this week. I want to get back to something resembling normal with minimal expectations.