Tuesday, September 25

Busy Busy Busy

I am an assistant all day at work.
I answer calls.
I make up excuses why my boss makes mathematical errors.
I set up appointments.
I keep him organized and on track, keep the office stocked.

Then I go home.

And I swear I am Max's assistant.
I set up appointments.
Phone calls with teachers and doctors.
Make excuses for him as to why he forgets everything.
Make dinner and keep the cabinets stocked with food.

I am tired of being everybody's assistant, I swear.

The kid is still struggling with school and homework, which just means more calls from school and more meetings with teachers who talk to me like I am one of the kids...sheesh.
But hopefully (pray!) things will calm down soon because there is only so much this mom can handle.

We're having trouble sleeping these days too, which makes the days even more of a struggle.
School stress is keeping him up at night, or maybe it is this....

Max and I went to the Thrift store this weekend in search of Halloween costumes and it was 1/2 price weekend...Score!
We found tons of spooky stuff to add to our house for that whole creepy Halloween decor.
Max found that cool clock candelabra and it was only 50 cents.
We almost bought a bunch of Barbie dolls to dismember and place in glass beekers, but I decided that this baby doll was scary enough.
Max wants to remove an eye and bleach her, not sure where he got that idea.
But it would probably make it even creepier.
Yep, we are twisted like that.

I also finished up a huge project for this Owl Swap I was in and sent it off, I would show you but then it would ruin the surprise for my partner, so you'll have to settle for some pages.

That's my nephew's nickname, 1/2 man 1/2 amazing.
He uses it for gaming and stuff.
He got it from wrestling although Max thought he made it up himself.
Almost all of it is Dude Designs, love that paper.

And here's my brother juggling and Max being Max.
I feel like this page is missing something, but I made it about 2 weeks ago and have decided to just let it go.
Know that feeling?

So, if there are any other mom's out there struggling with school too, trying to make sense of "new math", fighting with kids to write definitions, attempting to decipher a kid-written assignment notebook....I'm with ya!


Mimi said...

I'm so with you - both as an assistant all day and then at home and struggling with math and having to keep my youngest on track. He likes to have a lot of hand holding.

Unknown said...

I can sympathize with you. I vividly remember those days! Fortunately, they are over for me...kids grown and gone, now they are doing all that with THEIR kids! Payback, you know?

Remember, this too shall pass.

My Paper World said...

Fabulous layouts, and I love the spooky stuff that you have purchased, so cool!

michelle sturgeon said...

Hmmm....you really do like a creepy halloween...dismember dolls, bleaching them...hmmm...LOL!

Greta Adams said...

i am loving the dude line!!!! very very cool!!!

Crafty in Calgary said...

I can so relate- when does it end?? :) Hang in there!!

Risa said...

I love your layouts, you did a great job on both!

Michele Kovack said...

You KNOW I am with you! My kid is having troubles big time this week...AND I work with 23 kids who make up excuses why their homework isn't done, why they failed the latest test, and am their personal assistant in getting homework notebooks filled out everyday!

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Hey girl, I feel ya!
PS that doll is CREEEEEEPY!!

Kristina Lewis said...

I love your loot! You so have to "alter" the doll!! LOL!! Hang in there!! Your scrabooking is the best!! ((hugs))

Crafty Connie said...

Yikers, that doll is creepy enough without any alterations. I sending you and Max some good school vibes. I know fully well how school pressure can keep you up at night. Love the layouts! Hang in there girlfriend.

Deborah said...

You are so funny! That doll is scarey! LOL with the new math and your daily stress! Your layouts are fun! Hang in there! Deb

Alyssa said...

Oh, I'm sorry you are having issues with school. I'm not looking forward to the days when my kids have to learn math...I struggled with that too. Good luck to you both.