Stop This Thing

My life is very busy. Very.

The twins did not start daycare on Wednesday as planned. I was the in middle of jumping through the one-millionth hoop when I just stopped. The twins aren’t unvaccinated, but they aren’t up to date yet, so the state is refusing to print their vaccination records, so I have to go to the doctor and see what my options are and get a print out from her. I probably could have had them in by Friday, but I decided I didn’t want them to start while I was away.

Yep. I’m away. Charlie and I are in Montreal learning some new ABR moves. My first go at International travel by myself (well, as the only adult). My first time traveling alone with Charlie too. We survived the trip here–we’ll see how the trip back goes.

I forgot to pay my credit card bill last month–forgetting to pay bills is my new thing, apparently.

I also forgot to get a hotel room to stay in, so I’m here in the ghetto airport hotel of Montreal. At least it was cheap.

In the quiet I’m starting to notice just how insane my life is at home. How busy, busy, busy things are.

I’m slipping up here and there. I find myself staring at because my to-do list is overwhelming.




I have to make some changes. I have to decide what’s really important and what isn’t. I have to focus on some things and figure out how to delegate or get rid of the rest.

Interesting times ahead.

Charlie hanging out at ABR. Yes, he has a black eye--he thought he could do something, but gravity disagreed.

Charlie hanging out at ABR. Yes, he has a black eye–he thought he could do something, but gravity disagreed.

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  1. If it makes you feel any better I remembered things the day after they were due AND left the house when I was supposed to actually be somewhere for like 2 months straight. I have no idea what the deal was with that. I think sometimes brains like to vacation with all the missing socks & sunglasses.

    • This feels more like a critical mass thing–like brain can’t keep one more detail inside of it without exploding. Or something. But I’m working on it!

  2. Oh man, I could have written this. Things are slipping through the cracks all around me, too. The one person who never ever was late paying bills has missed a few over the last few months. Dr. appointments have yet to be made…one has needed to be rescheduled since we missed it in March. Sigh. I figure it’s a sign we need to slow way down if for no other reason than my sanity!

    Thinking of you and hoping your trip rejuvenates you as well as helps C.

  3. I’ve been following your journey for some time; although this is the first time I’ve come out of hiding to comment. I have a five year old son with autism, ceberal palsy and Tourette’s syndrome and a nine year old son with Asbergers. We live and breath disability. You have some wonderful ideas that I have tried with my own kids with great results. Please keep updating, it’s great to read other view points.

    • Don’t worry, Marie! I appreciate you leaving me a comment and I promise I will still be blogging–it’s cheaper than therapy and way more convenient.

  4. Aww poor thing. He’s still handsome, even with a black eye :)

    I love reading your blog and would like to know more about your international traveling experience!

  5. It might be a comfort to know you’re not alone in the forgetfulness. I probably have less than a quarter of the activity you have and I still can’t keep up. I found my checkbook in the refrigerator after searching for like a week. I lock my keys in the car so much that I have programmed Lock-Mobile’s number into my phone. My kids rarely have any good dinner because I forget to thaw stuff out before 8 p.m. I really think I’m losing my mind. Really. I hope you get things sorted out. And when you do, let me in on the secret.

  6. So good to meet you in person in Montreal! Life is crazy and you have your hands full with your boys. Hang in there; they won’t be small forever. Hopefully getting the boys in daycare will help some. If it makes you feel any better, my bathroom hasn’t been cleaned in weeks and right now you could put a meal together with the crumbs on my kitchen floor. :)

    I hope your trip home was uneventful. Happy pumping and rolling with ABR!


  7. I’m reading this late, but I can totally relate. I’m not a mom, but just found out we are moving in about 2 weeks, which includes my classroom AND home AND doing all that comes with changing to a new state and searching for a new job, which means there are a million and a half things to do at all times…

    And I’ve been on Pinterest for probably 20 hours this week.

    Sometimes we all need a little shameless avoidance of our overwhelming lives :) I hope you figure out something that helps you get a little break!