Thankful for the chaos


What a great week off my kids had… nice to be free of homework and all of the additional responsibilities like religion and dance and gymnastics… just started….so we still were busy with the start of that…..but the kids could sleep in…and there were no lunches to be made…no projects to do…yeah we had finished the 2 science fair projects….so it was a week of enjoying time with the family….Easter celebration in Queens with my in-laws and sister and brother-in-law and their signficant other…birthday celebrations…lots of cooking….which we love to do at the Marino house…..

It came back though….the chaos….as my alarm went off at 5:00 this morning…I was reminded that the chaos would start….Zach on the bus by 6:20…Katie and Andrew at 8:20 and Gregory at 9:10…..oh I am just remembering that my day really started at four when Gregory woke up with another orbital migrane….so I really never went back to sleep….

And then as the day comes to a close…..I feel like it starts to come to a close as the kids walk in the door from school…that’s the fast forward time…you know when you feel like you are going at a fast forward speed…because it’s homework…dinner…showers….getting lunches ready for tomorrow…finishing up more homework…fitting in the reading log….me trying to get ready for work…and what will we have for dinner tomorrow…getting a recipe together for brownies…getting cleats for Katie….and feeling exhausted about the thought that the little league season has just begun…..but as my Gregory walks outside to go to his friend’s house two doors down…he says to me:

“Bye ma….gonna go…bye…love you ma….I’ll miss you….bye ma…love you….see you later ma…love you.”

and that literally is how he says goodbye to me EVERY TIME he walks out of the door. 

So….yup…I’m thankful for the chaos….it goes by way to fast…


About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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2 Responses to Thankful for the chaos

  1. Nicole Blaswitz says:

    Hello, Kim this past february you gave my son Jayden a eval, because of him being almost two and not speaking at all, he does whine and pull you to what he wants. He scored low but was’nt low enough for services. So I was told to work with him and wait untill he was older and see if he progresses. I’m very concerned. He has od behaviors I notice that are similar to those on a “Autistic spectrum” Like “flapping alot, and spinning objects over and over to excite him. Also he has not improved at all with spech so fark he will be two on May 12th. I very worried for him. Please contact me for maybe another eval. 🙂 thanks

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