I stayed home again today because of my eyes. But they definitely feel better now. I'm officially not contagious anymore - woohoo!
Bedtime was rough again tonight. Ugh. It was really nice for awhile. I read R. some great books, and he sat sweetly next to me, cradled into my shoulder. But it's like he's had a pot of coffee as soon as I turn the lights down. He was tired, and he laid down at first, but then he turned into super crazy boy. An hour later of several trips to the bathroom, his nightlight being turned off, etc., I was getting really mad and trying to wrestle him so that I could put his pajamas back on. That's when we gave up. I came downstairs, A. went up, and we decided to switch the toddler bed back to the crib. R. sat on my lap and watched while A. put the side back on. I think he's just not ready yet. And I don't want bedtime to be about fighting and frustration. I hate when I lose my patience and end up yelling and sounding like a crazy person. I've been praying for patience and guidance with R. He's always been such an easy boy. But now I think A. and I are in for a very challenging year.
I only had to do about half an hour of work tonight - yay! I spent the rest of the time finishing up our taxes, which are now done - with good results! Our refund is a lot more than I expected.
What is going on with the weather? We're still in the 40s, and apparently we're getting snow tomorrow night. And, the weather guy is warning about a huge Nor'easter coming early next week. Of course - because my mom is flying in on Wednesday! Every time she comes up from Florida, the weather here is awful. I really hope she makes it here without delays or anything. I've been looking forward to her visit for so long, and so has R.
OK, I'm tired. Time for bed. My prayer tonight: Thank you, Lord, for healing my eyes and for extra time with my boys today. Please help A. and I to be patient with R. Help us to raise him to be the best person he can be. Thank you for taking care of all of our needs, and help me to see where I can help others and do your will. Amen!