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Saturday, March 18, 2017

We need more sleep!

This week has gone by in a flash.  We've had the normal activities :scouts, track practice, swim practice, and art class.  And then Dan found out yesterday that he had to fly out this morning to Seattle for two weeks.

This meant the camping trip and Merit Badge college he and Peter were supposed to go on Friday night got switched up a little.  Dan not being able to go (and another leader coming down with the flu) meant there weren't enough leaders for the campout.  So, instead, my friend and planner extraordinaire, Wendy, coordinated drivers so at least the boys were able to go to the Merit Badge college in Mt. Airy which is an hour away.

Thank goodness she was able to do that because I wasn't sure how I was going to get Peter to Mt. Airy and back after a full day of Merit Badge class.  I wasn't interested in sitting there all day and I also wasn't interested in driving up, back, up and back again.  Thankfully there were two other parents that took the boys and will stay with them at the college and bring them back.

Unfortunatley, this meant getting up before 6:00 AM on a Saturday, dragging Peter out of bed and getting him to the drop off location by 6:45.  Y'all, Saturday is our day to sleep in.  And no one in my family has recovered from the time change.  We really could have used a day to catch up.  I would blame it on old age but the kids are struggling too.  Peter has been coming home in the afternoons and taking a nap.  Although, he was doing that prior to the time change so there might be a growth spurt involved.  Or it could be the fact that he's up late doing his homework every night.  Who knows.

Regardless, my normal two cups-of -joe a day have turned into 3 this week.  Hopefully we can all get back into our groove this coming week.

Sarah's Girl Scout troop is helping out with a local church's chicken pie dinner tonight. We have a track meet on Sunday afternoon immediately followed by Confirmation class for Peter.  He is not happy at all about spending his whole Saturday in a Boy Scout class and his whole Sunday in church, track meet, and Confirmation class.  This boy likes to have time to chill and when he doesn't get time to relax, he gets grumpy.

Then on Wednesday morning I have to have him at  school at 6:00 AM.  The 8th graders are headed to Washington, D.C. for their field trip. And then I have to pick him up on Friday night around 11:00 PM. And next Saturday morning he has a Confirmation retreat all day at church and another track meet on Sunday afternoon.  Would you like to know who is already NOT happy about another weekend that is full?  You go it!  That would be Peter. 

And the following weekend?  He has to be at the high school before 9:00 AM for a 3 hour placement test.  I foresee a lot of naps in Peter's future and a lot of coffee in mine!

Have a great weekend!

Just a little note that Peter left me.  And don't worry about his shaking looking handwriting.   He was trying to do a font with the I and the U. 


Madeline said...

What a sweet note. I hope he can sneak in some downtime during the week sometime, I know how hard that can be to be always on the go!

Mari said...

That note is so sweet! I bet you'll keep it!