Last weekend we spent the better part of the day on Saturday helping the school out in preparing for the big play. I'd wanted to go to the community breakfast, but the times clashed, so didn't make it once again. It may never come to pass.
We'd been asked by the director of the play to help make props/costumes and paint the set to help for A's musical. We weren't necessarily thrilled because there is so much work to be done around the house, including the garden and wood and the barn, but how can you not pitch in to help the kids. Besides, A&N loved the idea of being around their compatriots, so we headed over, not sure what to expect.
At first, it seemed like we were superfluous. They had enough helpers, and we found ourselves sitting around, twiddling our thumbs. At one point R was ready to leave, and I said I'd stick around because the kids were engaged, but eventually they round some work for her to do, and she ended up really enjoying it. Best of all, the kids had fun, they got to hang out, and we got to meet many of the parents, so playdates may be in order.
Nice to pitch in and help, and hang with the neighbors. I'd like to get to know some of the parents because their kids seemed nice, but we'll see how that goes. Can't force these issues, as we've well learned.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Mela for the pic.