Meg and Mita are in a play this week. Children’s Letters to God will be put on by our local children’s theatre. This is Mita’s first play and Meg’s third. Meg loves it. Mita says she will not do another one, drags her feet for practices and moans a lot…but at practice she seems to adore it. Hmmn. It will be interesting to see how she does for the performances and if she will think all the hard work is worth it.
It is amazing how differently siblings handle things. Meg is in stealth mode. She eats, sleeps, goes to school and golf and then it’s all about the play. She loves it. Period.
Enu and Elle are not loving it so much. They hate running sissies back and forth to practice. All they do is mumble about how boring it is. Yet I think they are going to love the actual show. I know they will love it.
Tech week is basically very long, late practices every night before the show. Last night the girls got home at 10pm. We will see how they get up this morning. Tech week is fast food week, spend a ton in gas week and no time for anything week. It is hard on the family no doubt. Hubby says we are taking a break after this from the theatre. I agree with him, but do so love to watch them stretch themselves, learn and have fun.
As a family with four kids we really try not to over-schedule our lives. We want the kids to have free time to play, read and just be kids. Now that Meg is in middle school, we are seeing an increase in activities that she wants to explore. I encourage her to explore but not all at once! Being in a performance such as the kids are in right now is a real stretch for us. One that we decided to go with this time around, but know that we cannot maintain this pace if our house is going to remain standing, with clean laundry, clean hamster cages and sane parents!
I will be ready for it to all be over, but I will treasure watching them on stage.
What activities does your family participate in that push the limits on family schedules, money and sanity? Is it worth it or are you toning it down a bit?
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