There's been a lot of things bumming me out lately. The kids are whacked out with cold viruses and I'm just not feeling the holiday cheer. In fact, mostly I'm feeling homesick for Pennsylvania. I'm either going to have to find some happy, add some new tunes to my iPod, or significantly increase my meds. Or all of those. Whatever.
Here's my list of happy:
1. Little Dude came home from school today, announced that he really had to pee, and then peed. On. The. Potty.
2. This song:
3. Last weekend, our normally shy and anxious daughter Cookie competed in a district-wide dramatic poetry reading event. When I say "shy" and "anxious," I mean that she has anxiety that was affecting every area of her life until we started her on anti-anxiety medication this fall. The medication works. She gets therapy too, but mostly, the medication just works. Just after starting the medication, she decided to conquer her fear of public speaking and try out for the poetry-reading team. We don't find out for weeks how she did but obviously no one, including Cookie, cares about that part very much.
4. Cookie's twin sister, the Pork Lo Maniac, just won her class spelling bee and will move on to represent her class in the fourth grade spelling bee. It turns out that spelling bees are actually an awesome event for kids with ADHD. There is standing up and sitting down and changing chairs. Fabulous.
5. Speaking of ADHD, the Pork Lo Maniac did all of her homework this afternoon with no whining, no crying, no stalling, no fussing, and without needing any help on math. Are you kidding me? She did the math on her own. Have I mentioned how much I love medication?
6. This song:
7. The Peanut Butter Kid also won her class spelling bee and will move on to represent her class in the First Grade spelling bee. More exciting than that is the fact that her tummy troubles seem to be under control after a little relapse of problems.
8. In the Douche Poll, Jon Gosselin is only slightly ahead of Kate Gosselin, which makes me laugh.
9. Little Dude went on his first field trip. His special needs class went to see "Alice in Wonderland," although to Little Dude, it's "Alison in Wonderland," which is even better because that's the name of one of my best friends. He made it through the entire play. It wasn't pretty, and is teacher said she felt sorry for the people around them, but he did make it through the entire play.
10. The actual video for this one is super-cheesy and full of babes in skimpy outfits, which mostly just reminds me of the early 90s. So I find more happy in just listening to the song and skipping the video.