#TGIF

This week has been a long one. I’m happy we made it to Friday. How are you guys doing? Long week? We survived the birthday party. It was the best I could do for my baby Sky. 1 years old and it’s been a struggle the whole way. I have had some life changes, moving back and forth, business things, and her growing up with 3 siblings. It’s a lot for a 1 year old. She’s healthy, still happy, and doing her best to talk. A LOT! She’s very vocal now. Alex was the same way so I don’t mind. The kids are getting her to talk as much as they can, she is trying to do new words. She’s eating everything we put in front of her. She’s becoming her own little person. I love seeing it.

We did presents, a big lunch, then cake and ice cream. For the finale, we drove her around the island in a golf cart parade and we stopped at different areas to take family photos. I honestly didn’t know what else to do for her. I felt so bad we couldn’t have a big family and friends party. I did my best. She had fun. We got a ton of new clothes. Thank you to my family and friends that spoiled my little girl rotten. This is my last baby (I’m pretty sure) so I tried to enjoy all of it. Her smash cake was destroyed Lol That was the best part. She laughed and laughed and grabbed hold with both hands. The boys laughed too because she was so messy. I had to hose her off in the shower before we could eat lunch. I really think for a 1st birthday party it was enough. So now we are onto the next thing in our life, school.

The COVID numbers are going up here in Hawaii. It’s not fun. I have to send the boys to school on the 17th and I’m starting to rethink that. Sarah will be spending all weekend ordering things online for our make-shift at home classroom. We will keep Peace at home this year. There are daycare/school places I can send her to but I don’t want to. I know the elementary school has to abide by all the strict guidelines the State and Education Department has put out. I have no idea who will regulate the daycare situation so I’m not even bothering. I’m going to teach Peace at home or Sarah will. We may switch off and on. IFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFfffffff I send the boys to school, it will be with caution. Right now, I am leaning towards not sending them. I can sign them up for online learning, the teacher can come by 1 time a week for 1 hour to make sure they understand the material. That is an option for us. The boys being classified as “special needs” because of their hearing loss gives us a slight advantage on getting extra help. They can hear 80% with the hearing aides, however, when the teacher has to wear a mask they can’t rely on lip reading which is a huge problem for them. That’s why I’m thinking more and more to keep them home. I know our 1st grade teacher will wear a mask. Sarah already asked her when she stopped by the school to pick up their schedules. I think them missing the 1st grade or at least half of it will be okay. I think if we get into the 4th and 5th grade that might be an issue. I want them in school. I did NOT sign them up for Catholic school. I have a few big issues with our local Catholic school and Church so we’ve been doing our Mass on Sunday based off of our Denver Church. I don’t like how it’s set up, I don’t like the person in charge. I highly suspect he is money hungry which I don’t appreciate in my spiritual leader. It’s not for me. This is a big decision and I’m waiting to see when we get closer to school opening to figure this all out.

The weather has been perfect. Nice cool mornings into bright sunny days. I’m still on Denver time but I am getting better. I go to bed when the kids do, I’m up after a few hours, I get things done around the house, then I lay back down. I am trying to nap during the day with all 4 of them. That has worked a few times. It’s just hard for me to get my mind around Hawaii time. And of course my insomnia is in full party mode so that doesn’t help at all.

My book sales went crazy overnight. So much so my publisher emailed me to ask what I was doing. Uh nothing Lol I don’t think I’ve even promoted my books in the past 3 years. I’m lazy. Usually when the tv show gets going I get a lot of book sales. This is the off time for that. I don’t know what’s going on but I’ll take it. More money for my 2 charities I support with the book money. More ego tripping for me on still having 2 books that actually sale. My publisher wants to know if we should do a reprint. Why not. I told them yes. I only ordered 1000 more copies. I would think that would last me a few months. They want to me sell autographed copies. Why? Lol No one gives to sh**s about me signing my books. I don’t get that at all. I said no to that. Sorry but my books are to share my truth, not to be a collectable piece of literature.

I hope you guys have a great weekend. We will be getting in the SUV’s and exploring the island some more. More shopping, more trying new food places. It’s all about keeping the kids entertained. Have a great weekend guys. Love you all! Thanks for buying my books!

About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of NotBatmanYet.com and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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