A family of 5, Super Mom, USMC Dad, & three boys ages 5, 7, & 9. This is glimpse into the daily life of raising 3 American boys while living in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

It has been a long day and it is not over yet

Last week was my first week of classes for the quarter. I have homework due on Thursdays and Sundays. I procrastinated as usual which led me to scrambling on Thursday night. I quickly realized these two classes (child/adolescent counseling & Career counseling) are more demanding then classes in the past and in order to do the work I might actually have to study. So this week on Tuesday I decided to start reading and taking notes. Two days later I finished the 100 pages for 1 class, but have done nothing on the other. Today it is 6:45pm a little over 3 hours away from the time my weekly work is due and I just finished the homework for one class. Still I have done nothing for the other. Next week I suppose I will have to start reading on Saturday :-( 

The boys have been good today. They played outside a lot. I love having a fenced in back yard. They go out, run around and I am pretty confident that they can not get out. Arcadian has been super cute today delivering bagels to his older brothers. He likes to help.

I think I mentioned yesterday that I have been experimenting with bed times. In the past the boys have been put in their rooms around 7:30 then they would be in and out of bed for the next 2 hours. The past couple of nights I have let them stay up until 8:30 then put them to bed. They are MUCH more tired and have actually fallen asleep pretty quickly. Arcadian still goes to sleep at 7 and the boys can watch some tv or do something quietly before bedtime. It's been working out so far, we will see how it goes though. They are tired before 8:30, but putting them in bed earlier (especially now that it is still light out at 7) didn't seem to be working. 

Tonight will be a late night for all of us. We will be leaving the house around 9pm to go pick up my mother from the airport. She is returning from an East Coast trip to visit my brother Jesse's family.

Until tomorrow....

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