We're at the mid-point of May and all I can say is, come on June!! We have two kids finishing out their soccer and baseball season and four kids swimming swim team. Add to that a mom finishing the first draft on one book and launching another and three kids preparing to graduate from transitional kindergarten, middle school and high school and you've got a house that is bordering on chaos. Last weekend I was in bed asleep by 9:00 both Friday and Saturday night. Party animal, I am not.
I don't like busyness. I don't like keeping up with 45 different events and all the detailed emails that come with those events. I don't like having to buy things and bring things and remember things.
This past weekend I traded emails with a friend, venting for a minute about how crazy life had become. And I wrote, "I have to remember that it's all good things." She wrote back that she tells herself the exact same thing when life gets crazy. Graduation? Good thing. Kids healthy and able to play sports? Good thing. Being the mom of this brood? Good thing. Getting to pursue my dream of writing books? Good thing.
But in the midst of all these good things, I am looking forward to a month from now, when school will be out. The flurry of emails from teachers will end for a few blissful weeks. The rush out the door in the morning will be but a memory. The nightly race to this practice and this game and this event will be over. Instead we'll move slow, our biggest concern for the day being when we're going to the pool. The kids will still be doing swim team but that will be all. I can handle that.
When things get crazy, I set my sights on a month from now and tell myself "You can make it til then. Hang in there." So if you are also running crazy right now, I say the same to you. Summer's coming. I promise.