Is it wrong to feed your kids Jamba Juice, pita chips and humus for dinner? Not all the time of course, just when you are really really busy and really really tired!
Not sure if you all noticed, but I haven't been blogging much lately. You see, I am one of those moms that says yes to everything!
Can you see the words SUCKER tattooed across my forehead? Look real close, I'm sure it is there somewhere!Right now I am knee deep in my back stage director duties for the school performance at the elementary school.
What is the school performance you ask. In a nut shell, about 50 parents volunteer their time to choreograph and teach a 2 1/2 minute dance to 20 different groups of kids. There are four groups per grade (1st through 5th), with about 14-18 kids per group. Do the math! That is a lot of kids.
The 5th graders (that would be my kids grade level) create the story that goes along with the theme for the year. The 1st through 4th graders have it easy. They only participate in one dance.
The 5th graders perform in grade level group dances like everyone else does, but they also perform in skits (we call those talkie bits) a skit dance (we call those dancey bits) and a finale dance (we call that controlled chaos).
It really is a lot of fun, but it is an insane amount of work. Today we had our first run through with the back stage crew (lighting and my back stage direction) and let's just say, it didn't go smoothly.
This first practice with the crew never goes smoothly and we know that. But each year (yes I have done this before) we think we have a better handle on things and this will be the year everything flows like butter!
Considering that it is "our" year, and that we (Colleen) wrote the script that we would feel more together (a girl can dream).
If I was a drinker I would have left practice this afternoon and headed straight for the liquor store. No it wasn't really that bad, it only felt that way!
I know that when we have dress rehearsal on the 11th that things will run smoother. Our little 5th graders will know which way to exit the stage, where their mics need to go and what props they need to take out on stage with them.
All of the props and costumes that I still need to finish will get done. The four performances will go off without a hitch (a girl can dream) and I will breath a sigh of relief and shed a teeny tiny tear that after 9 years of being involved with the school performance that this will be my last show!
So if you don't see me here or over at your blog much for the next couple of weeks you will know why!
Cheers and ahhh.......break a leg?