Friday Fives: Memories from Harvey

cqudtxewcaahvdp

Happy Friday, y’all!

Why is it that short work weeks seem the longest? I am so exhausted and ready for a break. I hope you are doing well and have something fun planned (or not, if you prefer) for the weekend.

It is SO HARD to believe that at this time last week, we were just limping away from catastrophic flooding everywhere in and around Houston. I am deep in the survivor’s guilt and struggling to maintain my cool. Can anyone recommend a good therapist in the Houston area?  🙂

I have been and continue to worry about MyChild in the aftermath of all of that has been going on in her life. I have some good resources with things to watch for and how to respond as necessary.

However, I am also aware of the resiliency of children and their ability to come through things. (Disclaimer: please do not think I am minimizing any of the truly horrible thing people go through and children are subjected to. I am ONLY speaking about my OWN child and her nature here.)

MyHusband and I have had open conversations about MyChild and how to help her understand what is going on and what has happened. Then we each reference times in our own childhood when we only really remember the good/fun parts. Specifically, when I was in second grade, I got the chicken pox over Christmas break (thanks, Danielle), but the biggest thing I remember from that time was the Mickey Mouse Popsicle we got to eat.

7d4af4bd59af085cd1466ffe46592bc8

Though, in the late 80s, Mickey was cherry, Donald was orange, and Goofy was grape. There was no Minnie in the ones we had. And no one liked grape, so we had a couple boxes of just grape popsicles for about a month or so after. Sorry, Goofy.

Here are five things I think MyChild is going to remember from dealing with Hurricane Harvey.

A Five-year-old’s Memories of Harvey

1. Unlimited cartoons and screen time

bw3slaunchpostheader_1200_700_default_scaledown

Bubble Witch Saga 3

maxresdefault

Puppy Dog Pals

f_descendants2_hero_premieres_sgmyph_80fc328b

Descendents 2

 

2. As many Doritos as she wanted. 

91elptzstul-_sl1500_

At any time of the day. Breakfast? Sure, why not. Snack? Fine, just drink some water, too. I’m bored, can I have more? Okay. #awesomeparenting

3. Traffic

31houston-harvey-master768

After the storm was the flooding and loosing several of our major roads on the west side of Houston. Trips that normally take us 20 minutes, were now over an hour. She is a Houston child and everywhere you want to go in Houston takes 20 minutes. #namethatmovie

giphy

She is a rockstar road tripper. Even if it is just in our city.

4. Using her new umbrella

The Easter Bunny brought her this umbrella and what better time to break it in than now?

IMG_20170908_084448

5. PUDDLES

Who doesn’t love splashing in puddles?

IMG_20170908_084411

I hope you have a great weekend!

But, please continue to think about us on the Gulf Coast and

djc5zksvaaavzjk

and please pray for those affected by the major earthquake in Mexico this morning.

2 thoughts on “Friday Fives: Memories from Harvey

  1. Pingback: Hurricane Harvey – 1 year later | I am Sandy Kay

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s