Originally Posted by heidiclouser
I was lucky that my children were grown when I developed lupus. I really don't know how young mothers deal with kids and flares. I would suggest you find a preschool for the 4 year old so he has something to do on a regular basis. That also gives you scheduled time to rest. Any way you could set up a car pool for the 6 year old? Does the school have an afterschool program? Your 16 year old is old enough to understand. Check the LFA site for information on talking with children. Give his some special time. I'm not good in the morning either. Can you husband take over the early morning tasks?
My husband works rotating 12hr shifts. When he works nights and gets home in the morning he will help make sure my oldest has caught the bus by 6:50. Setting up a car pool would be great the only problem with that is we live far outside of town in a very small cul-de-sac. I am pretty sure one family is not interested in car pool and the other I don't want to get too friendly with. My 4yr old did not turn 4 until dec so he did not qualify for pre-school. And if I am not going to school or working the extra $300. a month becomes a lot of money for a sitter a couple days a week. Sad thing is he loves to go to his sitters. He actually gets upset that he can't go. (i am sure because I am out of it most the time here... it breaks my heart)
I did ask my mother in law to watch my 4yr old tomorrow while i had the test run. She offered to change her schedule around but I will still not be out in time. I canceled my morning CT because my daughter has a play at school and she would be heartbroken if no one came. I got lucky though, they had an opening for later in the day.
The only problem now is what to do with my little one. I will take him if I have too. Geez that is a lot of whining for one day.