Monday, April 14, 2008

"Mom" for the weekend

Has anyone heard how they are coming along with that cloning process? I could use an exact copy of myself. Like many of you, my to-do list is a mile long and there is no end in sight. It isn’t even a complete list. I am afraid that if I actually took the time to write down everything I have to accomplish, it would scare me! I keep a top 10 – 20 list. That way I can pick and choose what to take care of next. I have to admit that on really bad days I sneak an item onto the list that I’ve already done, just so I can have the satisfaction of checking something off!

Last week my never ending “to-do” list turned into a “who-cares” list. Our daughter was cast to play Cinderella in the high school musical “Into the Woods”. I decide to sit back and enjoy it. After all, how often do you have the chance to watch one of your kids dreams come true? Lindsay has a beautiful voice and has paid her dues in lesser rolls waiting for her opportunity to shine, and shine she did! Our son, daughter and her fiancĂ© were home from out-of-town to see the show. Due to work schedules, having everyone home at the same time is something that rarely happens around here, even at the holidays.

It was an absolutely magical weekend. Not only did Lindsay overwhelm us with her performance, every person in the production was in top form – and I do mean every person. I know all 93 of this year’s cast, crew and orchestra quite well. For the last several years the party after the Saturday night performance has been at our house. You may think that the idea of close to 100 excited and hungry teenagers descending on your home at 11pm would be overwhelming, but it is not. Sure, they eat 8 extra large pizzas, 200 cheese sticks, 9 lbs of meatballs, 3 lbs of nacho dip, 100 chicken tenders, 8 dozen cookies, 4 dozen cupcakes, 3 large bowls of fresh fruit (I try to sneak something healthy in there!) all the leftovers from the concession stand and multiple cases of bottled water, but they do have fun! They are also the most polite, respectful and well behaved mob you can imagine. They dance, sing, laugh…… and EAT until 2am. Despite the fact that I am absolutely exhausted, I wouldn’t want to miss it for the world.
But now it is Monday morning, the spell has been broken, and it's back to that to-do list………..

Karen

1 comment:

Brendalou said...

Lindsay is so blessed to have a Mom who supports her as you do. She is a lovely young lady with a wonderful voice.