Ok, so it is May. The overscheduled month of all months. I need to learn not to schedule hair, doctor or dentist appointments in this month unless absolutely necessary. It is ridiculous enough as it is. This month does not allow me to ponder about what is going on in life and how it all weaves together into lessons and moments to remember. Rather, it tends to be just about facts and events. Doesn't make for such interesting blogging.
Nevertheless, some highlights and lowlights include:
Lowlights: Silly bandz. Sometimes I think I have crept into the underworld and decided from that perch I should make decisions regarding how to best rear my brood. What mother wouldn't want to spend $3 on a packet of the thinest pieces of plastic every created by man, molded into some barely discernable shape that you wear like a bumpy bracelet? All the sane ones, I suppose. I knew we couldn't keep them all organized to their rightful owners with all of the trading amongst their peers. The inevitable squabbles, physical entanglements, broken silly bandz and crying meltdowns have occured, usually in that order. Over it.
Highlights: An unplanned mini-conference with Lily's teacher which made me feel quite hopeful for Lily's academic future. Seems she has made quite the transition this year, growing up in her school work and her social prowess. We made the right choice to send her on this year, early as it may have been. Whew!
Low or Highlight?: You can be the judge on this one. A couple of birds have made a nest in our birdhouse in the back yard. They spend most of their time hovering around the windows - possibly because they see their reflection and get in protective mode. Anyway, this has attracted the attention of our resident Dr. Dolittle, Sadie. She has been quite observant of the birds.