Saturday, January 9, 2010
The mad rush to Christmas.
Something happens in the school system once you return from the Thanksgiving break…there is this mad rush to hurry up and get to the Christmas break. Somehow I lose all sense of time. This year seemed to be worse than ever.
The tribe seemed to fall victim to exhaustion with kids and adults catching every cutie bug out there. Fevers, sore throats and colds galore. Hondo traveled much of the month and the tribe just limped along. Maam and Sir, Erin and Jaime and the kids all got hit hard too. We just had all we could do… to do what we could. (Maam’s blog on the subject http://nickyf.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/my-scrooge-report/ )
We managed to make all the parties, concerts, recitals…just not with the same gusto we have had in previous years….and certainly relying on friends to get kids shuttled back and forth.
What I have learned this year is to forgive myself for not being able to do it all.
It may never be easy but it will always be worth it.