Over the course of the last 20 years, I have repeated the above phrase each spring. As a teacher I spent this month having with my students finishing up projects, working through the final portion of my curriculum and prepping for comprehensive final exams – and I was busy as a wife and mom at home. As a part of the administration, it was equally as busy finishing teacher observations and coordinating programs, awards ceremonies and graduations – I was busy as a wife and mom at home.
This spring I was sure that I would be breaking the cycle of craziness. I mean – I’m just a wife and mom at home, right?
The month started out so relaxing – soccer games and Mother’s Day. It got a little crazy after that – soccer games, bloodwork, a trip to the endocrinologist, soccer games, prepping for a yardsale and then spending the day at the yardsale, a few home maintenance activities, soccer games, youth group planning and prepping, soccer tryouts, senior awards, addressing and labeling graduation announcements, substitute teaching, Memorial Day weekend soccer tournament and this weekend Midnight Madness (a super fun Junior high youth activity that’s positively exhausting), prepping the house for guests next week and a few soccer games!
Oh well, we wouldn’t have it any other way!