21 days to the boys first day of Adams Camp and 350 days to senior graduation . . .
Last year my obsession was me turning 50, this year I have reverted to my obsession of the last 17 years; what does the future hold for my sons?
Day one of summer vacation and the boys are already bored; they enjoyed Memorial holiday and now they are ready to go to ‘cool’ which is how they say ‘school’. Unlike years past, they are now 17 and require much more in terms of stimulation to keep them occupied throughout the day. And ‘what’ you ask am I doing at home with my sons? Well, daycare for 17 year olds is laughable to say the least, my wife is working, so we remain somewhat capable of paying our bills and I try and produce some insurance business between episodes of the thundering herd which is Kyle and Hunter.
I was watching Good Morning America this morning and saw an interesting piece about a mom that started an at home/online business so that she could stay at home with her son that has Down syndrome and not have to report to a boss; scroll down to the feature on May Books. This addresses two of the problems that parents of children with special needs face, income and daily care; and thankfully for Ms. May, she has found a service and product that she enjoys which is a third bonus.
What about you; what would you do in her situation? Could you work from home and actually make money? And how on earth do you get your service or product promoted on television without spending all your hard earned profits on advertising? Is it all such a daunting task that you give up before you ever attempt it. What about your purpose; for Ms. May it is her son, he provides her with motivation and she pays it forward by inspiring others to adapt with their circumstances and provide something of value.
I can say without a doubt that I’m already tired of channel surfing, so I’m off to continue my search for something meaningful to contribute that will help support my family financially and serve as a future source of activity for my sons when they finish high school. Wish me luck; send me your ideas and suggestions.
Enjoy summer or at least, enjoy your day!!