So far so good with some minor glitches.
Today I met with an agency that is going to provide my middle school kids with some therapy and some other family services. It will be nice to have someone to give advice and even give me a break! I was shocked when the woman said they would take the kids on "outings."
The woman asked me how things have changed in the last two years since the younger kids arrived. She was amused when I described it: I said, "Back then, my life looked like the first 20 minutes of a "Super Nanny" episode" ALL THE TIME. And worse. How come the houses on Super Nanny always look so nice?
It's not like that anymore, but we still have our moments and life never feels completely "normal."
Yet, what single parent of 4 teens and pre-teens can say their life is "normal"? It may be, but it sure doesn't feel like it.
I appreciate everyone's blogs because I have found people who can relate to what I go through. It is a rather lonely life especially for a single parent (although that can have its advantages too). I don't know anyone in "real life" who has a life similar to mine. But there are still many people who empathize and want to help my kids. I need to learn to accept more support instead of trying to be so stubbornly independent.
So, this is a big step for me in seeking assistance after 2 1/2 years of going it alone. We'll see how it goes.