So I gave G the letter today. Our manager had given him a card just from her during lunch and when we were all walking out I told him I had a card in the car for him. So he came with me and I gave it to him and told him to read it later. When I got home, he didn’t say anything to me for like 2 hours. Which is a really long time for him. We usually chat on and off the entire day. And he just said thanks for coming to lunch and thanks for the card and what you said and it’s kind of long story and without all the details, he basically confirmed that I had been a good influence on him. Which really means a lot to me. He doesn’t seem to be ready to make any life changes right now although we did sort of dare him not to drank for 40 days a couple weeks ago since we didn’t think he could do it and he’s doing it starting after his birthday party this weekend. And he said he’s going to start working out again since he wasn’t going to have much to do during the 40 days. Which is exactly what I thought he should be doing. It’s just not good for his health if nothing else. I would love to see these 40 days be his excuse to say you know, it’s not so bad and if I’m really going to pick up a girl like I want, I need to be doing stuff differently from now on. Whatever it takes. Like I’ve said before, I just see so much potential for him. Anyway, I’m glad that he didn’t chew my head off for what I said and not talk to me ever again and at least he seemed appreciative of what I said even though I wouldn’t guess he might agree with all of it. My only job was to lay it out on the table and that’s all I can do. What he does with it is his call.
So tonight I’m really tired. I’m not going to make it past 9 I don’t think. Emma still has a fever and last night she tossed and turned and I didn’t get much sleep. Scott is working tonight and although I really should clean while the kids are asleep, I just don’t have the energy. I’m not even disappointed that I’m not, I just know I couldn’t do it. We picked Emma up from MIL’s Wed night and Emma said, did you clean while we were gone? Which is cute because usually when MIL gets her I do take the opportunity to clean. I guess they are more aware than we think sometimes.