Do you ever have a month where it ALL happens? March is and has always been that crazy month for me.
We have four family birthdays and that alone throws me in a tizzy. Here are some pictures from Lucas's 14th class birthday party. What a memory! My sister, Cutie Pie, chaperoned with us. She made sure I did not hover over the kids or embarrass my son. Watching the flirting and coolness from afar cracked me up! All twenty kids played Cheetoh Head. This game entails teams throwing cheetos from seven feet into a showercap full of shaving cream. The biggest Cheetoh-Head team wins! They loved the air hockey tournament, played "Who knows Lucas best?" and fumbled around during the three-legged race. My goal was to feed them dinner and homemade ice cream cake and keep them busy. They were so busy that we did not get to do all that was planned! It went by fast and the kids did not want to go when their parents showed up. That's great because I am a firm believer that it is always good to leave wanting more.
Today I am packing my son for his eighth grade Washington D.C. trip. Along his visit to New York and Washington D.C., he will be sharing a hotel room with three other fourteen-year old boys. And yes, this concerns me. I fear he will not sleep-a-wink or shower. Brushing of teeth? Clean underwear? Taking his vitamens? All a long shot. I have to let it go and trust God that he will not lose his wallet (my biggest worry), and that they'll have a safe, memorable trip.
I know, I know, everyone could go on and on with how busy family life is. But for many reasons, March is the busiest month for us! What's yours?
Riding a unicycle is like life. To be successful and enjoy the ride, they both require tremendous balance and focus. I sit up tall, shoulders back and imagine I am holding one of my young boys under each arm. My best-friend-techie-husband’s hand on my seat (hubba, hubba) to guide me, and my two wiener dogs running alongside, looking like double Dumbos. As I train to ride Blanche, my unicycle, in a half-marathon, I think how good God is as the breeze blows my brown hair, a big smile on my face. Come along for a thrilling one-wheel ride while I do my best to maintain balance... but keep an open mind, there is always something new to learn!