Things here have been busier than normal (so much for a relaxing summer).
Number 1 and number 2 just finished up a week-long dance camp in which they nearly danced their toenails off. (Oh, yeah, by the way, Two decided he missed Irish Dance.... Michael Flatley please step aside!)
Number 2 and Number 3 are doing swim team, their first experience with it. It takes up a huge chunk of time and I can understand where the term "Mom's Taxi Service" comes from now.
Number 3 is also doing horse riding lessons and is still fiddling. She is also "auditing" a sewing camp that I am teaching with a friend of mine. It began today.
I was a little nervous. It has been about 20 years since I have worn the "teacher's hat" (that 2 1/2 years I served in middle school ~teaching special ed.~ as a fresh faced, but green college graduate was all I needed to know about the politics of being in public education!!!). King suggested that I pray with him before I left and ask God to take away any insecurities and replace my fear with his peace. Smart, smart man.
The girls in the sewing camp (the first of four weeks) are the daughters of a friend and I quickly learned they have such sweet manners and they get along really, really well together. A bonus!
Also, I realized the real thing to fear was their lack of fear. We had to keep reminding them to slow down. EEEEK! Maybe tomorrow's lesson needs to include pictures of what a sewing machine can do to little fingers. Well, perhaps not, that would scar them to the point that they would never want to sew again.
Next week is VBS at our church. I am putting sweet, rambunctious little 4 in the formula for the week. I think he is ready for it. He has calmed down and is starting to mature enough so that I think he can listen to the volunteers and get a lot out of it. I will also be sending the first three. It will be just the baby and I (anyone want to do lunch?) and I am looking forward to that! I think I can smell a spoiled rotten child on the horizon.
We also have a couple of trips in the future - one to visit my dad's parents, one to see my mom, and one to the beach with sistahfriend (Liz) and her 3 girls. I am looking so forward to each getaway. Things here are a bit nuts, but I think it is a good kind of busy.