This is that time of year when every afternoon and evening is filled with at least one extra event.
Tonight, for example, I'll be watching my son play in his tournament baseball game.
He's a little boy who went from being terrified of a ball coming at his face, to a little boy who wakes up early on game day because he can't wait to get out there and "cream that ball".
See that ball in the picture on the right, it's about to be hit hard in a line drive. Proud, proud mommy moment!
This weekend I cheered my daughter on while she ran Portland's Starlight Fun Run with her Girls on the Run running buddy. She trained hard. She did the whole thing!! Sunday morning she told me she wants to run with me on a regular basis and we're already making plans to run future 5ks together.
While she was running, my son was off on a Boy Scout sleepover where they, "played with fire", carved spears, fished, tempted fate with crawdad claws and made S'mores. He came home in mud covered pants, but explained he wasn't dirty because he'd had a bath in a bucket the night before.
Tuesday night there's an 'end of running season' pizza party followed by piano lessons. Wednesday night is an 'end of baseball season' pizza party followed by book club. Thursday is the Second Grade Play and Friday we rest...in order to get ready for the Girl Scout sleepover and a friend's slumber party the next day.
And wait, did I mention I'm currently a single parent?
My husband sent me a text this weekend. It read "Sitting by the pool and reading a book. Really miss you guys!"
You'd think I would have been annoyed, but I haven't had time. When I'm not going to kid events, I'm randomly shoving things in boxes and lugging them up to the attic in order to get our house ready for rental while we're off on our year in Washington, D.C.
It's all good stuff. I wouldn't change any of it.
I could however, really use Hermione's Time-turner. Just for a week, you know, or maybe two. I promise I'd give it back. Truly! Really, I do. Cross my heart. Pinkie Swear, even!!
What about you? Do you dream of a Time-Turner? Or do you have time management down to a Harry Potter free science?