The month is May and to just cut through the chase it means it is chaotic. We normally manage to run through soccer, softball, choir, piano, band, Math Club, Girl Scouts, Battle of the Books, friends, sleep overs, end of the school chaos, etc, etc. Let me remind everyone we also just got our Foster Care license. I don't know what they were thinking but they licensed us for 4 additional children. Keep in mind this would up the number of kids to 6 and a ratio of 6-2. Hmmmm...have we lost our mind. Probably!
Earlier this week Bridgette had soccer from 5:15 to 6:30 and Sydnie had softball 6:30-8:30. Lucky for Mom they were at the same fields. Yeah! As Sydnie is warming up Bridgette asks if she can go play. Sure (quiet time for Mom to read)! She runs off and returns within 10 minutes with a snack and a drink. Where pray tell did those come from. "Mom I was playing with the coaches son and normally he hates coming to the fields. His mom was so excited because he was having fun so she shared. Mom I told her that I needed to practice being an older sister for foster care. She thought that was cool. Then Mom I told her all about Corpus. I shared Religion with her Mom and I recruited!"
It was one of those moments when a mother's heart swells with pride and love. You realize how many things your kids catch because that pure innocence cannot be taught. So as our schedule gets more chaotic and crazy I can think back to those precious moments and realize that every day it is well worth it!!