Archives for: September 2008, 10
I am job hunting again. It's hard to figure out which type of employment I should go after right now. I still love my dream, and I still intend to study and grow. But right now, I need some kind of steady part time income while my boys and I adjust to this new life.
The boys will be better off if I or my soon to be ex can take care of them. So - do I look for a completely flexible internet job? Do I go back to school and dig into student loans? Do I work the "Dad" days like a fiend and then take care of the boys during my days? (Scheduling at least one day off, of course.)
And of course, I do not know what his contribution will be yet. Upcoming court dates and all that.
My children are wonderful, special and talented. But they are both just a little bit different, too. My oldest sits on a stability ball and types out his homework. This helps him focus and lessens his frustration. My youngest is tolerating more dairy (not that I care, I stick to the neutral cheeses or yogurts) but it does help that he has more choices than he used to. Lunches are still gluten free, and I haven't had much success yet. The little one cannot wake up in the morning to save his life. And of course, he doesn't want to leave his cozy bed and go to school. Usually, breakfast ends up being eaten in the car. Homemade waffles or muffins, gluten free quinoa, brown rice, buckwheat, etc. (whatever flour I have and whatever gluten free stuff I can add to it.) Both of them hate vegetables now. I keep dicing them up and serving them, but it's just a no go. With winter coming, maybe experimenting with gluten free pizzas (I make a top crust,stuff it a bit, and add a top crust) will receive a thumbs up. I think artichokes will blend in with pizza sauce pretty well, especially if I use a blender.
I love hot soup or stew in the winter, so hopefully my little one will expand his palate. Meanwhile, you can't go wrong with warm peanut butter rice noodles!