Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Struggles from Mars

I wondered how long it would take before I saw the effects of this lifestyle in my kids.  Mak has been very angry and mean lately.  She told me today she feels angry that she doesn’t get to see her dad everyday like her friends around here get to see their dads everyday.  I keep thinking “That’s Army Life” But it’s really not even Army life it's beyond Army life.  He’s always gone and when I was in I worked all the time so she’s only had one of us.  The other two have always had me as a constant, but Mak had either or, not really both.  I feel really bad for her.  She hit her sister in the hear with a stick today and I told her she needed to  go upstairs and sit for a minute.  I go up to her and ask her why she was so mad and getting angry so fast lately and she tells me she doesn’t know.  I told her to sit until she’s ready to talk to me because I can’t fix it unless I know what is going on.  I’m sitting reading my book and she sits next to me and says, “Mommy, the reason I’m so mad is because I can’t see my daddy right now” What do I say to that? I can’t fix THAT! She just gets me and dad when he’s not in training.  *sigh* All I know is this better pay off and failure is not an option.  You get one chance at this.  The hubs can’t fail because all this will be for nothing.  I can’t fail because my one job at this point in time is to raise happy, healthy kids.  AAHH! Stuggles of a mom ... Army wife raising Army Angels (i don’t like the term Army Brats).
On a lighter note Mak taught Buba to climb to the top of the stairs and climb all the way down by himself! She is an awesome big sister.  MH “learned” how to lotion herself up after a bath ... Let’s just say she won’t be needing lotion again for the next month an a half.  Well ONE leg won’t need lotion for the next month and a half.  She is CRAZY! Some times you just have to let the crazy come out. 
OH! An update on the arrest of the workers across the street! Apparently is was a TOTAL misunderstanding.  Although, a bunch of cop cars, either my town has nothing to do OR there was real cause for concern.  ANYWAY, the company that is building these homes told the workers if there is a newly built home with NO ONE living in them then the workers could take the bricks and/or extra supplies and use them on a house that is being built.  So I guess that’s what they were doing.  And a guy down the street saw them doing this and I guess THOUGHT he was blowing the whistle. They started working on the house again today. WHICH I’m totally upset about because it’s the SAME model as my house. GGRR!! I was the ONLY redwood on the entire street and now there’s one right across the street.  It’s almost like wearing the same ball gown as someone else at a military ball ... sooo annoying!

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