Our clan boasted (during April and May) 3 hockey teams, 4 choirs, 2 orchestras, 1 band, 1 trip to D.C., 1 field day (all 5 boys went! woot!), 3 dates of musical, weeks of practice, 1 act plays, a funeral, rehearsal for graduation (music not the graduate...yet), conferences, parties, tests, tests, and did I mention tests?
I sometimes wonder if these months are set up that way so that we are very ready for summer!
This end of school year stuff seems to have been very emotional for me this year. I have driven away from the elementary school crying more times than I can remember. April and May bring the reality that our kids are growing up and too fast I might add. When we started elementary school in 2003 my twins were 5 weeks old. Now my baby will be going into 5th grade, those twins moving schools and going into 7th. The oldest will be a senior and the 15 year old will be a driving sophomore next year. It's fleeting and April and May seem to be the constant reminders that your kids are moving on to the next adventure in their lives. Sure they may be busy, but they are busy with growth.
Moms and dads cry when the kids sing in their concerts, because some of them are the last ones. We hold our hands on our chests to keep our rapidly beating hearts inside as we listen to our kiddos play songs on instruments that just a few years ago squeaked. We take a zillion pictures of them playing some silly game at field day because they will never do it again. This is April and May.
So we blame the crazy on the schedule. We cry because we're overwhelmed. But lets be honest, that's just a cover up. We are mushy, sappy people who don't want it to end so fast.