Monday, May 16, 2011

Buckeye Five Update

Life's been a bit out-of-hand lately.  Just when I think I might be caught up on the to-do list, a couple more things get added on.  I'm to the point where I don't want to check my email or answer my phone anymore because I know there will be someone asking for help with something or needing a donation for a worthy activity.  Add to that the daily tasks in life such as scrubbing toilets, doing laundry, buying groceries, chauffeuring children and preparing meals. 

And then there are those unexpected things that pop up in your day that are not on your to-do list and you do not have time for but must be done.  You know, when your son calls from school and tells you he forgot he was supposed to wear his yellow Survivor t-shirt to school that day.  Or you realize you don't have a key ingredient for something you were going to prepare for the PTO function that night so you have to make a stop at Kroger's.  And, oh yeah, we're out of turkey and the kids want to pack their lunch everyday this week and you can only serve them so many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before you start feeling really guilty.

I wish there was a light at the end of the tunnel when school lets out in three weeks, but there will be more of the same, just different commitments, but more, nonetheless.  How I long for a lazy, hot afternoon at the pool with my children.

Update #1
Owen and I went to Kindergarten registration last week.  We celebrated the big day with breakfast out before.  While I filled out paperwork, his hearing and vision was tested.  AMAZING!  He really can hear.  Now, I need to bring in my 'tween boy and see what's going on with his hearing!

Update #2
Jenna experienced some exciting success recently.  She and another third grader were selected as the top two in their grade at our school's recent Declamation Contest.  I just knew that when Jenna chose a poem about the beach, a subject near and dear to her heart, that she would do well.  Way to go Jenna!

Update #3
Soccer season ended last weekend meaning the weather is bound to warm up soon! 
After all, Spring + Soccer = Cold + Rain.  Right?!

Update #4
Evan's Robotics competition at school is coming up next week.  Oh how I will miss those Thursday afternoons of taxiing 3-4 fifth grade boys home in my van.  If you think one 5th grade boy gives off a scent after a full day at school, imagine what a van full smells like.  The conversation is interesting too...

So that's about it in a nut shell.  All of the Teacher Appreciation and Bus Driver Appreciation and  Mother's Day gifts have been purchased and delivered.  Guess it's time to start the birthday party planning for my three kids summer celebrations!

Blissful day at the pool...where are you?!

1 comment:

  1. Right now the only pool should be an indoor pool and some imagination. Maybe with some music by Jimmy Buffet. Have soup on and bread rasing. Good stuff for a chilly day.


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