Oh my! May is so busy. We’re in the last days of the school year and I can feel it. Parties, field trips, no homework (this, I like!), end of year teacher gifts, parties.
Did I say parties? It’s enough to drive parents crazy. Juggling schedule changes is not easy and as we prepare for summertime when the kids will need child care of some sort or another, it’s a balancing act that all parents go through. Stay at home parents also face child care challenges, I’m sure, as they are used to a certain amount of time at home while the kids are in school. (I don’t know how home school families do it all! But I’m sure there is a method to it.)
May is so busy that I forgot to update the blog header from April to May — just snuck that in tonight, hopefully no one will notice.
I hope you are enjoying this time of year and trying to stay stress-free as possible. It’s times like these that I try to take a step back and enjoy the moments. Today my daughter’s pre-K class spent the early afternoon hours at a neighborhood park. This was not a field trip, but a time for fellowship and being together to celebrate the end of the school year. I have several projects I’m working on this week and need as much computer time as I can get, which made this play date a bit challenging.
Instead of complaining, instead of being negative about it, I decided to enjoy the time at the park. I decided to embrace the time with my daughter. I’ll stay up late tonight to get the work done. I’ll get up early tomorrow too, if I need to.
But, today, today I spent a magical day outside in the sunshine swinging my daughter and her friends on a big-ol tire swing until they couldn’t take it any more. “More,” they yelled. “Higher,” they screamed.
Yes, May is busy, but soon it will be summer. Soon the children will be older. Soon I will miss how busy May is.