Busy, that is. Yesterday afternoon, I received a call from the 4th grade homeroom mother. Today was the 5th Grade graduation ceremony and reception and apparently, 4th grade parents are required to work that.
Buddy is in 4th grade and the homeroom mom and myself are the only two moms in the class who don't have "outside" the home jobs. But, we DO both have younger children. Her youngest is 4 and only in preschool and Sissy is, of course, only 2 and not in preschool. So, we have to drag our young charges around while helping out.
I managed to get myself ready and then get Sissy out of bed about 7:50am. I had to be at the school by 8:15. I'm only just under two miles from the front door of the school, so it doesn't take me long once I get out the door.
But, I had to get Sissy dressed, changed, fed, etc. She was also not in a great mood upon waking so I had a sense that my volunteer time was going to be interesting.
Sissy was actually amazingly well behaved.
They had a big sheet cake with all the 5th graders pictures and names on it (there are only about 12 or so kids in the class - it's a small school). And, we made 7-up punch with sherbet. After the graduation ceremony, the kids and their families came by for cake and punch. There was enough cake left over that I could give Sissy a piece, we put the rest in the teachers' lounge, finished with clean up and got the heck out of there.
See, by that time, Sissy was in full meltdown mode. I was soooo embarrased. But, what can I do? If they want volunteers, they have to deal with the fact that I have a much smaller child, too.
W'e're home and I'm trying to catch up with my blogs and etc. I'll post something else later today!