For many, May is the slammed together book ends of school ending and summer starting. It’s full of overlapping sports seasons, teacher appreciation gifts, dance recitals, swim team practices, graduations, Mother’s Day gifts/gatherings, Memorial Day travel prep, and end of school parties. It’s exhausting just writing it all.
So today, I salute you parents who make it all happen…
…Those that make sure that their daughter’s bangs are glued to her head with a series of butterfly clips and level 6 hair spray.
…Those that stay up late making egg free cupcakes for the last day of school party even though the egg free kid won’t be there.
…Those that hold their two year old while also nursing their six month old so everyone is quiet and happy during the dance recital.
…Those that set an early morning alarm on a Saturday for a kid’s swim team practice meet.
…Those that drive around to 5 different stores to purchase gifts for each child’s teacher.
…Those that make grocery lists and shop so that you can pack it all up and take it with you to the beach to prevent going to a store once you arrive.
…Those who construct a homemade bamboo structure for VBS decorations.
…Those who show up for swim team practice every day with twin ten month girls in tow.
…Those who plan an end of the year party craft that the kids don’t want to make.
…Those who decide to paint their entire basement the last week of school because childcare will be limited in the coming months.
What are you doing this month that’s totally insane and deserves mad props?!