Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Inevitable?

As much as I've been trying to avoid it, it seems unavoidable that I'm slowly but surely becoming a suburban housewife, though I still don't do ironing. The only things missing are the minivan and soccer practice. As the kids get older, the number of activities just seems to escalate, and I spend my days packing lunches and carting them around to assorted enriching programs while chatting with other moms about the latest episode of Oprah. Actually, I'm more of a Jerry Spring fan. Just kidding.

Anyway, with the holidays coming, things are really heating up. With A in choir, not only does she need to get to where she's going, but I've volunteered to help out. How can you not? When you think about it, the woman who is leading the chorus has no kids in the group, she's only helping out of the goodness of her heart, and she's taking classes to get her degree, which is pretty amazing when you think about it. A testament to community involvement. So when she asks for assistance in various endeavors, how can any self-respecting parent say no?

So I burned CDs with the Christmas music for the kids and am in the process of making props for the show. Part of me wonders if they are getting too ambitious with several songs, props, costumes and even choreography. These kids are under 10 years old, how much can you expect from them? Then again, what have you got to lose? Their kids and they'll have fun no matter what, and you can't let the fear of something that may or may not happen stop you from trying. It'll be fun no matter what.

The choir leader CS is still asking for volunteers to help out during the dress rehearsals and during the performances, and I can feel myself leaning towards helping, but man do I not have the time. I'm trying to cajole R into helping, but if I nudge too hard it'll push her over the edge, so I have to watch my step.

In the meantime, there's plenty to do around the homestead. There's a ways to go on phase one of the barn, but we're getting there. A has been doing great on her guitar, and N loves his drum lessons. It's too cute to see him practicing his basics, he's so earnest, which makes him a good candidate for lessons. He's not just wasting the instructor's time.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to sulaco229 for the pic.

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