Sometimes Being a Responsible Adult Sucks.
Oh man…. I’m wondering if I have any readers left. I haven’t posted in several days. My poor blog! I’ve neglected it. Well, that’s life for you. I’ve been the super busy, crazy, ultra student-mom over the last week or so. Did I mention that I have super powers?? I was sick all last week and lucky me, I got pink eye. Not to mention that I’ve been nagged to death by the career dev. peeps at my school about applying for internships because I just don’t stress enough about it on my own apparently. I’m a grown ass woman. I guess sometimes that’s forgotten! Actually, I’m chasing financial independence like there’s no tomorrow. Believe me…
So my son really wants me to have a nervous breakdown, too. He’s been acting out again and with a fierce vengeance this time. I’m really resisting putting him on meds. Let me just say that it’s hard to resist at times like these when I’m being stretched so thin in a million directions. It’s horrible to say, but I just don’t have time for these outbursts! Nevertheless, I will avoid shoving pills down his throat. I’m concerned about the long-term effects. Some animal studies suggest that stimulants taken during childhood can degrade the dopamine receptors causing depression in the long run. So it’s either deal with his problems now or deal with them later but at least I know there’s a chance he may grow out of these. I’ll be taking him to counseling and trying other non-medication alternatives. It’s going to be a long, hard road I’m sure….
I always hope to have something novel and witty to say to the blogosphere, but alas, I have nothing. It’s just me and my troubles. I guess that’s part of what this is all about anyway – Science. Culture. Motherhood. Being an old ass undergrad. Sleep is sooo overrated. Who needs more than 5 hours a night anyway??
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