Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last day of the kids school tomorrow.  Final Countdown is our song in the car each morning.

Need gifts for the teachers, but since we have four kids, that's a LOT of teachers.  Hmmm....

Charlie becoming more outgoing and playing with friends at workout in the mornings, now that the year is over.  To be fair to him, I totally quit working out when I was overwhelmed with school, so he didn't get as much chances as he should have to play. 

I heard a lot of screaming (Ahhh!) in the bedroom one day and it was because Charles was reading Dallas's name and pronouncing all the A's with a loud and long Aaahhh!!!

Charlie yelled at Dallas one day, "You're messing up my focus!", because Dal was bugging him.

We still set a timer for Charlie to remember to go to the bathroom, but when it goes off he tells me it's Mama's timer and I have to go potty.

I'm trying to make it through May and June.  So many camps and lessons to plan.  And then there's trek.  I need an entire week to just think and plan and I've been waiting for it ever since my school ended at the end of April, and still haven't had it.  Everyday there is something already claiming my time.  I accomplish a tremendous amount, but need peace and solitude.

Yesterday I thought I'd have a day to myself to plan my lesson on Sunday and think about things, but I got a flat tire and had to change it at the school and then spend the whole day down in Albuquerque getting new tires since they were apparently in bad shape. 

I got some help changing the tire from a dad who saw my predicament.  I've run into this dad in other places- school dance for example where our kids were the only ones dancing like no one was watching; for hours. I've felt like he is a kindred spirit, and found out later he has a daughter in my daughter's class.  In talking to him, I found out we have a lot of the same interests.  He is in a band and has a food truck.  I wanna be in a band and have a food truck so right there I could have talked to him for days.  Although my band would look like the Wiggles and he's in a pretty popular band from New Jersey that tours the world and probably isn't for kids.  He didn't volunteer it's name, and I didn't ask because I knew I'd either not know them, or they'd be so famous that then I'd act weird around him.  Anyway, I feel like I was supposed to meet him, but not sure why.  Maybe it's the musical future I hope to have.  Maybe a food truck future.  Maybe I'll never speak to him again!  Who knows. But I told him, some 4th of July, when I get our band up and running, we're going to play in the parade down the street and we'll need him to be our drummer.  Also, Charlie REALLY wants to be a drummer, so maybe he'll teach lessons someday.  It'll be interesting to see what happens...


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