The question seems to be…. WHERE WAS I? I opened Shyla’s backpack today ( I know a bit late seeing as she has not been to school since Thursday!) She is only in Pre-K! The teacher I guess was a bit concerned…
The note from the teacher says…. Is everything ok with you? It’s not like you to not reply to a note.
This is how last wk went….. It didn’t!!! My husband had Monday off of work for the holiday, so he was up at 6 to take care of the kids for me! Isn’t that sweet?? He took care of all kids! He even attempted to do the girl’s hair. (I’m soooo not going to put pictures up of that!) However he did try to I am happy… The bus driver for Shyla even commented on Sean having Shyla completely ready, and not doing her hair outside as he pulls up (our routine is to do it sitting on the bricks out front)! He also took leave on Tuesday for my birthday! Yes I am yet another year older! I don’t feel any older, but none the less I am! He did everything that day too! This day when the driver picked her up, he had a hairbrush sitting there. And started acting like he was brushing his hair, and asked if Sean needed it! This guy is so funny, he is always happy every morning. Sean got such a kick out of it! Why Yes! Sean took leave on Wednesday too! This was because he was leaving to go hunting that night.
Wednesday was packed full….. Sean got the kids ready and off to school! And let me sleep in one more day. Of course you know you don’t really get to sleep in. I was awake at normal 6, but just to lay in bed and know that he has things under control was nice! As soon as the two were off to school, he went to work to take a test….. ( he thinks you can’t focus to take a test for some reason, we only had Schyler here) I will admit it is very hard to focus with all the alarm clocks I have set, and he was on a timed test! He got home at 1220, I’m not sure what he was thinking…. Schyler had a 1:15 appt way down town. I had put her down for a nap, but she only slept for 1 1/2 hours. I also had to leave, to go take my Insurance License Exam! So he had to take both girls with him!!!
I passed my test! I haven’t really spoke about it lately, but I finally decided to take the job offer. In return I needed to get my Life and Health License again. Which has meant A LOT of studying. Luckily I passed it all!! No more tests!! Unless I decide to go back for my Property and Casualty license. We will see how this goes. I am so happy that the studying is over and done with! It was hard the first time around but I only studied for 2 wks back in 2003. Things have changed so much over the years. I think that I let it all intimidate me this time around! It’s done though, and I will be working VERY part-time! The guy I am going to be working for is fantastic, and his two staff people are great. I’ve been able to get to know them over the last 5 years. It’s crazy that it’s taken me so long to agree to going back to work, but it’s part-time… I’m not ready to take anything away from my kids, but I think this will help me be ready for a move if I need to work when Sean retires!
Sean left Wednesday night, and everything around here was going smoothly, until Friday… The kids had off school and when I finally made it outside there were 3 cop cars. I still don’t know what all was going on. However I called the neighbor on the corner. She wasn’t home but told me that the cops were at another house on our street earlier that morning. I know the people that she was talking about, but did not know anything was going on at 730 in the morning. The police were there for several hours, watching something and then one car pulled up to the house from the morning again. I texted both of the people to see if they were home. I had no reply….
Nothing else seemed to be going on, and I never saw anyone in the family until last night. I was and have been very concerned all wkend. We seem to know this family very well, and our children play together. We even car pool. So this concerned me even more. …. Last night while talking to the other neighbor, the out-of-town parents came around the corner and a couple of minutes left again. My stomach just started churning…. My concern grew very strong. So my friend and I walked down to their house. The wife came to the door with the small kids. We asked if everything was ok. She seemed to try to blow it off, until the one child said “my daddy went to a special place to take care of his special sickness”… she just kind of smiled as to try to laugh it off. She wasn’t going to say anything just that he was going to be gone for a while.
Where does this leave us? Is there decisions that I need to make? She said her parents are going to pick up her husband’s carpool. Do we do this? Or should I just say that I’m going to drive in the mornings and I will pick up their son? The other mom said that we should consider this, until we find out what is going on. Things are off right now, and we are very concerned. I know that she owes us nothing and does not need to divulge their problems with us, but if things are not stable I’m not sure that they need the extra stress of carpooling….
Am I jumping overboard? I found out that this was the third time that wk, that the cops were at their house. Do I have the right to be concerned? I don’t just want to be a nosey neighbor, I think of them as friends and am very concerned for their family. I’ve done a lot of praying and that their family find the strength that they need to get through whatever may be going on.
So, this is where I was last wk… being concerned, passing my test, sending my husband on a hunting trip and becoming another year older!