Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lots of Tackles

March was a crazy month for me. I was so busy for about three weeks straight that I felt like I was spinning out of control and enjoyed the sigh of relief when it was over.

And then April was pretty smooth.

Now it's May and another crazy few weeks lies ahead. Looking at the calendar is a whoosh of STUFF. I know if I take it one day at a time, it will all be fine. But when I look at it as a whole it gets a little overwhelming.

The tackles I am facing in the next two weeks alone...

The little league schedule is not meshing well with our regular schedule this year. When I signed them up, I was assured that the schedule would remain similar to last year. That DID NOT happen. Both boys are LOVING little league this year, but conflicts are already popping up. Noah has to miss tonight because of a pack meeting, next Thursday for a Spring concert, next Tuesday for a scout trip, the following Tuesday for a scout parade. I was wondering if I should just pull him out of baseball because of so many conflicts, but he loves it and after these three weeks of craziness, then he would have to go to all the games and sit in the bleachers, driving us nuts. Luckily, they're not REAL games. They all get to bat and run bases every time they're up so it's not hurting anyone with him missing. But it's still frustrating. And it also means that I never get to watch Aaron play (and I think he's going to be very good) because I am going to be busy running Noah from place to place after I finish teaching each night.

On top of the scout/baseball conflicts, in the next two weeks we have a dentist appointment tomorrow (which Noah has cried himself to sleep about for three nights now), my annual (which I know holds some changes for me), symphony rehearsals and performances all next week (which took over my life last time), my student piano recital in two weeks (which I decided to NOT have either Noah or Aaron perform in), a school board meeting about Aaron's kindergarten for next year, and the school carnival.

AND, on top of all that, Steve's work just took on a lot more business and he is majorly stressed about all of the changes ahead of him since he runs the warehouse. He will be doing driving all over this side of the state with a huge rented truck delivering cable equipment twice a week now, instead of once every other week. He's still not allowed overtime though so he has to get all of the new stuff plus his regular job in that same amount of time as before and he is very worried about it. It doesn't make for a hubby that is thrilled with having to do so much of the "kid taxi-ing" while I'm teaching in the evenings.

Believe it or not, this only scratches the surface of what is in store for the month of May. But, actually, I really like the month of May. And things would have been MUCH worse had we stayed at our old church and added all of that stress on top of this. May is always a cheerful month for me. May brings Mother's Day, our annual family trip to the Meier Gardens, my birthday, and all of the fun activities related to the school year ending. It brings warmer weather, more opportunities to plant more new life into my yard, and the excitement of planning for summer vacation. And, we MAY have found our new church. I will post more about that later, but we are very excited to finally feel like we've found somewhere that will help is grow in the direction that we want.

So, yeah, the stresses at the moment are HUGE. But with the beautiful sunny skies outside and the ability to take everything not only one DAY at a time, but one TASK at a time, this too will pass. And I keep reminding myself that I need to savor each moment as it comes, because too soon, these busy days while the boys are little will be gone and I'll be wishing them back again.

Have a great Tuesday.


bethn said...

Welcome to May! It's also one of my favorite months. Although this year April has felt more like May as warm as it's been. What is it about dad's and hating taxi duty? Do they think we don't do taxi duty during the day. Mark hates it when he has to take the boys to all their stuff. Have a great day!

Kila said...

Since becoming a parent, I've found May to be one of the craziest and most expensive months of the year. But it's still a favorite of mine :)

Stacey,momof 2 said...

So many things to do.. nver enough time ! I wonder what the boys would say if you said..."You choose baseball or scouts?"
I like May also.. my daughters' birthday is on the 12th.
I wish I had more hope or suggestions for you!
You've got God with you... so Iam sure he will guide your ways! :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I keep meaning to call you about the garage sale but keep forgetting... Sounds like we might want to wait until June though this year!