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Apparently my last post made some of you sad. I’m okay! I mean, I’ve done this before. Remember when I left Manhattan and I could hardly find the kids new preschool in the sea of Lululemon apparel and tennis skirts in the suburbs?!Β  Just a few years later, I was wearing a tennis skirt too! And I survived my kids almost burning down the house and the dead raccoon in my yard that wasn’t “just sleeping a lot.”

And yes, I wore my shirt inside out one day this week and no one told me because I don’t have friends but I will survive this epic move too. I know we will be happy here. It’s just all so new right now.

This first week of school was rough for the girls, especially 8-year-old Dylan. She has been crying a lot and wakes up every morning to inform that she hates school.

I said to her this morning, “I’m so proud of you Dylan for getting through your first week of school! You are doing great.”

“You know what’s weird? When you breathe in through your nose sometimes, whatever was in your nose ends up in your mouth,” she responded.

“Yes, that can happen. Did you hear what I said, honey? I am so proud of you. I know school had been challenging. It’s going to get easier for you.”

“So sometimes when that stuff from my nose ends up in my mouth, I just swallow it. Because it was already in my body anyway. So what’s the difference?”

“That’s true honey. Okay. Good talk.”

Meanwhile, the twins just started preschool for the first time. They are attending a Jewish preschool and the Rabbi called to welcome me and my family which I thought was very nice. And then he said…

“So I was reading your blog. I see you’ve already breastfeed at the grocery store!

Yes, I’ve now discussed breastfeeding while grocery shopping with a Rabbi.


25 Responses to hey, i’m okay. seriously.

  • Abby says:

    OK, thank you for my laugh of the year. The comment about the rabbi was hilarious. Hang in there my friend. You’re going to be fine!!!

  • The rabbi is probably writing about your boobs on *his* blog. I mean, do you know for a fact that he’s not? Take it from someone who thought that switching her son’s school had sent him into a full-bore depression or even worse…and then, in about 8 weeks, presto, he loved it. LOVED it. Of course, it was among the worst eight weeks of my life, but … we survived. Get yourself some Lily Pulitzer pants or sheets or something, and all will be well.

  • Brittni says:

    Of course you’re ok! And even if you weren’t, that’s ok too. You’re transitions an entire family, trying to respect all their wishes and meet all of their needs, and that’s challenging.

    But one day, it won’t be. And you’ll be ok then too. Because you’re a kick ass mom, and a pretty rockin wife. And that’s just the way things are.

  • Valerie says:

    Funny story about the Rabbi, but i’m wondering why he was reading your blog? As one who moved every two years as a kid, I can assure Dylan that things will definitely get easier for her soon. And for all of you. FL is lucky to have you!

  • Glad to hear you’re settling in. My friend’s son has already gotten punished three times during the first week. My son just started first grade, and he just says, “It’s good.” That’s good, right?

    I just ordered 250 business cards with my blog URL on it. After reading about your rabbi reading your blog, I’m a little more hesitant about handing them out, certainly to people I know.

  • Lanie says:

    You are tough – you survived Montana and Madrid. There is sushi close by and can you eat whatever kind of breakfast cereal you want in Florida, right? xoxo

    P.S. can you imagine what you would have written if you blogged while you lived in Montana (or Madrid)?!

  • Cynthia says:

    I’ll take you to lunch and show you around! Bring the kids! It’s really a fun place- I know.. I grew up here πŸ˜‰ You’re kids will love it (Cynthia, Rick’s co-anchor)

  • MN Mama says:

    Do you remember the rabbi in the Seinfeld episode? Oh goodness…. thanks for the laugh today. I hope you continue to settle in. Give yourself lots of time. You are an amazing woman and mom!

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