It's already that time of the year again. That super busy time near the end of the school year when the children have their performances, games, recitals, field trips, and shows. Even though we're not involved in quite as many sports and extra-curricular activities as a lot of other families we know, with five school-aged children, it still means a lot of time away from home. And lots of time driving. These final six weeks or so before summer vacation begins are extremely full, and most days on the calendar have no space left to write anything.
So far we've already had a strings recital:
Our daughter and a friend played and sang "How Far I'll Go" from Moana. She is our little diva and dreams of being the next Taylor Swift.
And we watched our older daughter attend her first prom this past weekend:
That was bittersweet because I just can't believe she's this old already. And my husband and I realized it's been three decades since we attended prom---actually, it's been 33 years since we both went to our first proms. But we didn't go together. How is it possible that so much time has elapsed already? Like a blink of an eye.
And this is what we still have left to attend/celebrate over the next five weeks:
- Our final child's First Holy Communion
- Four birthdays
- A band concert
- Two showings of a musical
- Two art shows
- Two choral performances
- Four field trips that I know of now
- A class yoga party
- Two instrumental performances at nursing homes
These are just the final performances, mind you. It doesn't include the practices and rehearsals leading up to the days. Even though I wasn't thrilled with her decision at the time, I'm rather relieved our teen daughter dropped out of track for the season or we'd be having serious overlaps on the schedule. And our middle school son isn't old enough to compete at the meets for his track team, so that simplifies that.
So why am I telling you all of this? It's my excuse in advance for not blogging regularly. I might get little snippets of time to post a bit over the next month or so, but it probably will be sporadic at best.
And if you're like me and most of my friends right now, you probably don't have a lot of free time to sit around on the Internet reading blogs anyway. But I'll be thinking of you, and we'll meet up again when we can.
Until then, Happy Spring & God Bless.