My son had his third hypospadias surgery done a couple of weeks ago. I think it’s a little on the ridiculous side that he’s had so many but his body just doesn’t respond well to being cut into (and whose body would?). Every time he has gotten this surgery it always gets infected and the infection eats out the stitches which in turn makes the incision come a part which leaves up back to where we were to begin with. Fingers cross, I didn’t see any infection this time, but I did notice the incision is coming back open at the base, go figure. It just looks like a tiny little paper cut at the moment so hopefully it’ll heal itself and this awful mess can all be over. If I had to do it all over again, I would just leave it as it was and not listen to the doctor telling me that it’s perfectly routine and easy.
While he had his stint in, he wasn’t allowed to go to daycare (liability issues and all that good stuff), so I got to stay home a solid week with him! Ladies and gentlemen,I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU GET ANYTHING DONE!!! Seriously, I just wanted to play all day and that’s exactly what I did. I had all these grand ideas of cleaning my home from top to bottom and doing extra chores around the house while I was out. What did I do that was productive? Only the same amount of work I do when I work my normal job.
Where did those extra 10 hours go? Playing outside and hanging out with my little guy. I devoted my entire extra time to him (which I guess is how it’s supposed to go). I just don’t know how you stay at home people keep on track and keep your houses clean and tidy. All I wanted to do was play outside. I did manage to get out at take him grocery shopping, which I will say wasn’t as difficult as I imagined. Normally I run to the store before I pick him up from daycare so I don’t have to juggle him and getting groceries and all my coupons lined up (yes, I’m a couponer. If the company wants to throw free money at me, why wouldn’t I take it?).
Did I have to deal with crazy meltdowns and not wanting to take a nap? Yes, and I let him skip nap time which actually is how I managed to get anything at all done. When he skipped nap time, he went to bed around 8, he he took a nap it was more like 10 and 11, so it actually helped for him to skip it so he could stay somewhat on his normal schedule (I’m sure daycare hated me yesterday when he went back–they didn’t say anything about it, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t want to stick to there schedule after I spoiled him).
What did I learn from staying home? 1. I’m a semi-pushover. That kid has me wrapped around his little, itty-bitty finger. 2. I stink at being a stay at home mom. My house is actually dirtier now that I stayed home that it normally is. Seriously, I haven’t vacuumed in like 3 weeks. 3. Regardless of all my serious failures, I still want to be a stay at home mom. I wish nothing more that strangers (admittedly very nice people who treat my child as if he was their own) weren’t the ones raising my child and getting to spend more waking hours with him during the week than I do. It makes me sad that I’m missing him growing up.