We are swamped around here. If you were to look at my wall calendar, you would probably start to wonder about my sanity these days. I'm certainly wondering about it. I am busy beyond belief. The end of the school year is always full of activity, but add three kiddos to the mix, each with different activities and you have a recipe for mom-insanity! Thankfully we only have six more days of school and I'm thinking of mandating six days of recovery after that. The sloth in me is crying for attention!
Yesterday I went with Sarah's class on a field trip to the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. Very, very cool! Abbey went along with us and was intrigued by the Egyptian Mummy exhibit. She forgot the word "mummy" though and kept asking me what those things wrapped in tissue paper were called. Sarah loved the Gems and Minerals exhibit (me too) and I loved the Colorado Wildlife exhibit. The Space exhibit was really neat too. Lots of interactive lessons for the kids. I can't wait to go back there sometime when it's not so crowded. I was in charge of a gaggle of girls and I think they loved making me crazy trying not to lose one of them among the 3000 other elementary school visitors yesterday. Not fun!
Last week I got to go with Will's class to the Sky Sox baseball game. The Sky Sox is the local minor league team and it was a great game! I think Maddison and I were the only ones watching the game though. The other kids in my group spent more time eating, listening each others ipods, and dumping their water bottles on each others heads (then asking me to refill them?) instead of watching the game. Why, oh why, do I torture myself like this???? The Sky Sox won, by the way.
John and the kids were really great on Mother's Day. They let me choose how to spend the day, and we went on an amazing hike in Palmer Lake. We hiked up to a reservoir (beautiful) and just took our time going up and coming back down. The kids did great, especially Abbey, and I forsee many a hike in our summer plans. We went for ice cream after that, because you really can't go to Palmer Lake without stopping at the Rock House for a cone or shake. And that evening they made dinner for me--quiche. It was yummy, and very nice to have the night off from dinner.
Today is another full day...but thankfully I'm seeing an end to all this madness. As crazy as I feel sometimes, I really wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm grateful that John works so hard for us all so that I can be available for field trips and end-of-year parties, and watching track meets in pouring rain, and all the insanity of this week! I really wouldn't trade it for anything. Except maybe lying on the beach somwhere with an umbrella drink in hand. Just kidding. Sorta.