hope your week has been going well. Everything has been good so far this week, here in the pepin house. The hubs has been working lots of over time this summer so besides having guests, family time has been to a minimum on weekends because hes usually working on the weekend, or at least saturdays. Then sunday we run errands if need be or just hang at the house. During the week its also cut to a minimum because hes usually working all day long and then on nites when i work he comes in the door and im literally walking out and dont see each other till about 10 pm and then we spend about an hour and then its bedtime. Hopefully that will change soon, im hoping to get a job in a school district so i can have the same schedule as the kids and we can be home together in the evenings. I have quit my part time job as it has drastically changed since i began there in december. When i first started working i was working 5 nites a week 5-9. Then in the spring they were changing the schedule and said we would be having a set schedule. so i chose to work m,t and th. E had boy scouts on wednesdays and i chose to have a long weekend with the fam as the hubs usually got some over time on fridays. My work really harrassed me about going to pharmacy training, to become a tech, which i completed in may. I never have utilized my training even as i was going thru it, except at the training store i was at. Everytime i was scheduled i only cashiered, which is fine i love being a customer service type person and im good at it. THe thing that bugged me was why have me do the training and waist that time if you werent ever going to allow me to use it. Id brought it to the attention of the pharmacist in charge and also the store manager and nothing changed. I also asked why i was only getting scheduled one day a week and then getting two weeks off and then 1 day again. For example the whole month of june i only worked 12 hrs....for the whole month. I live 45 minutes away from where i work so driving out there for 1 day is the money it takes to fill the gas tank. LAME LAME LAME!!!! I would leave notes asking why i wasnt being scheduled the 3 days they told me i was and they said the scheduling is like a jigsaw puzzle so they were trying to get everyone on . But they thing is people that they hired after me that are pharmacy interns were getting way more hours than me. Finally after i brought it to the store manager ive been getting at least 2 days a week but still nothing is changing, im still just cashiering. Ive asked for a transfer to a store closer to where i live..there are two like within 10 minutes. But then if they say they can take me and call the store i work out they refuse to let me go. So we just decided it would be better for me to quit stay home and hopefully get a job that goes better with the kids school schedule( school breaks the same, snow days sick days etc)
In other blog news/topics, M is a picky eater, and has been for about a year since he turned 3. My mother always told me feed your kids everything, even if you dont like it so they wont be picky.R never has been a picky eater in his 15 years. And E has always been a great eater, he likes trying new things and usually eats whats put in front of him. M was a great eater from the start then when he turned 3 it all went out the window. He eats good at lunch and breakfast , its usually when its dinner time, family functions or going out that i have issues. He likes a variety of things, but then he wont eat meat, really. If i make lasagna, spaghetti, american chop suey he wont pick the beef out, but if we have cheeseburgers, chicken breasts, pork etc he wont eat it, even with some sort of sauce to dip it in. he eats pizza with toppings. The wic people think its a texture issue that hes just having and will grow out of it but when, he will be 4 at the end of august!!! I am growing wary of having to prepare a meal then have to find something else for him to eat. he loves chicken nuggets, pizza, pasta, grilled cheese, fruit( fresh and canned) some veggies,cereal, mac and cheese,pbj, and tuna helper of all things( and eats it all and doesnt pick anything out!!) hes a great milk drinker and likes water, likes oj but not to many other juices( never really has) they take a childrens multi-vitamin. and i do try and introduce new things, or keep re-trying what we have already had before and have witnessed him eating it. Hes grown whiny about it or will just not eat it.Everyone has just said fix him what he likes so there wont be an issue but seriously? I have a sister who has been this way almost her whole life and my mom had 5 kids so imagine cooking dinner for your family and either they wont eat it or there portion has to be altered so they would. She is in her 20's now and still eats the same way. She has kids and i wonder if she only makes what she likes and gives them that instead of making other things for the family and then making something different for herself. I dont want M to be this way. We dont give him lots of milk to fill up on or snacks/treats either(except with the poo in the potty thing) so i have no idea what to do or how to resolve this. Help blog readers and fellow blogees! ( is that even a word?) Feel free to leave comments or email me !
What are your weekend plans? We are going to see the hubs mom and uncle they are camping and not sure if we are staying overnite tomorrow then hopefully coming home on sunday and hanging out. Im not to keen on this camping idea since there wont be other kids to play with and the hubs cousin who is close to his age wont be there either. So this should be interesting since when there is a family function thats mostly what he does is hang with his cousin. so we will see, he says i dont have to go but then if i dont its not participating in a family function and i wouldnt have a car since we are down to one car right now while hes repairing his....Lame!