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Pushing the limits of my sanity

Posted by on May 9, 2011

It was one of those weekends.

It actually started last week. There’s been a lot going on and I am going to take a stab at saying because of all this, my temper and patience has been limited.

The first news to strike is the fact that, after 23 years, my mom has been stricken again with breast cancer. I don’t have a lot of recall on when it happened the first time. I just remember her getting through it and everyone talking about how brave she was. This time, I kind of felt the same way but I’m more conscious of it now.

She’s fine, but she’s got to go for surgery soon. They have detected it early, in fact WAY early, so apparently that’s good news. It does not however help the fact that this is coming at a time when mom has a lot of other things going on in her life. Which brings me to point #2: Grandma.

She’s in the hospital now. Severe┬árespiratory┬ádistress. She’s got some kind of lung infection and had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance over the weekend. Although she is expected to recover, at closing in on 88 years old, it can’t be easy. Plus, I know this is adding to mom’s stress since she does a lot of work to take care of my grandmother who is now crossing that line of not being able to take care of herself anymore. A very difficult situation.

Then lastly transpired over the weekend (and part of last week as well): the kids.

It seems over the course of the last few days, both kids have decided to start having meltdowns on a daily basis. It seems that one day everything is pissing Megan off, and Dylan is fine. The next day, Dylan is crying and screaming at everything while Megan is fine. It went on all weekend and drove me nuts.

You know, I get it. Kids have meltdowns. Hell, I have meltdowns too. But it seems like the last week or so has been one thing after another with the two of them. Throw all of that into the mix of what I am already trying to deal with (along with other stuff not mentioned here), it is really pushing me to the limit.

I’m trying to remain calm, and not get upset, but one thing after another tends to push the limits of my sanity. Here’s to hoping that things settle a bit as I do not want to see this avalanche into something far worse.

Any stress relief suggestions from folks out there?

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