You know how you can tell that it’s been a busy week? I made breakfast for my son that included one Ego waffle, one scrambled egg (only had one), the last tangerine, and the last drop of syrup which thankfully was already upside down draining overnight. We had no milk for cereal because I learned someone got fancy and made a milkshake.
My daughter reminded me last night at 9:30 p.m. that she needed a packed lunch after returning from NYSSMA Majors at Hofstra University today. What? We had no lunch meat or anything that would suffice an 11 year old who had her heart set on a turkey Subway sandwich, no cheese, with lettuce and mayo. We couldn’t even get that because it was too late and her bus left before the store opened.
I read a few other Facebook status’ from other moms in the area who had just as busy of a weekend as I did. Let me tell you! The week began with my son acting in his very first official play produced by Drama Kids. Even though it was about a 6-7 minute performance, it was really cute to see his classmates dressed up, smiling, singing, and acting. He really enjoyed the experience.
Then the following night, he had his spring concert at school where we had to dress him in black slacks, a white shirt, tie, and shoes. Boy, was it hard finding shoes for him. Why has it become so hard to find kid’s shoes these days? Even our beloved Stride Rite is now online. We can’t shop online when we need shoes last minute! So I had to run out to Nordstroms because I knew they had nice shoes for kids instead of me running all over the mall with limited time to find shoes.
It’s only Tuesday….
The following day one kid had baseball practice and the other had swim team class in two opposite directions. Oy….it’s getting hard folks. The older the kids get, the more tiring we become. Fast forward to Thursday/Friday, we had to watch a baseball game, my daughter’s floor hockey team made it to the final four and were eliminated on the hottest day of the week.
Oh wait…back up. The day before, she also had field day in the blazing sun. Being co-class mom I had to help set up and stay in the heat along with other parents. Thank goodness no one fainted because, whew! It was HOTT!
So now, it’s officially the weekend where you would think we would get to relax. Nope. I was up Friday night washing, detangling, conditioning, oiling, and twisting my daughter’s hair so her curly would be big and bouncy for her first NYSMMA solo performance. She did a great job!
When do we know the scores?
After we left NYSSMA, VS Dad took our son to swim class for a makeup because he missed his original class due to a conflict. Refer to the previous paragraphs…there was no time to attend his original class! Luckily, I was able to squeeze in a mani/pedi appointment because after running these kids around, I needed it!
What day am I on now? Oh, yes. It’s still Saturday. So afterwards, I met up with some friends and the kids participated in a recycling project which they loved and learned a great deal about plants as well. Good thing, because I’m still trying to figure out how my houseplant survived the winter without being watered the entire season.
So, now I think we’re on Sunday and I had to attend a long, but lovely, event while the boys were on the baseball diamond and my daughter was at a friend’s house making slime the safe way. Yes, she’s figured it out as well as keeping any odors from floating through my home. Folks, you have to have a strong and trustworthy village because if you don’t, your daughter would have died a slow death watching 8-10 year old boys practice while experiencing spotty WiFi or watching her iPod die.
So while I usually love Mondays which often give me a break from the craziness of parenting, this week is different. Our daughter is moving up the ranks from a Girl Scout Junior to a Cadet and will also be receiving her Bronze Award along with her fellow troop as her father (my husband) presents all of the girls/troops with citations from the Mayor’s office while serving as both Valley Stream Trustee and Girl Scout Board Member.
And this is why we had little food to make the kid’s lunch today. Who had time to grocery shop? We were also down to one washcloth after everyone showered today. I need a house manager, stat!
I need a nap from writing all of this. I’m exhausted.