May 16: 9:30 a.m. pre-school graduation practice (I teach music once a week at a pre-school run by our church, which puts me in charge of the songs for the graduation program.); 5:30 p.m. makeup soccer game for Child No. 2.
May 17: 8 a.m. parents’ association meeting at school; 5 p.m. makeup soccer game for Child No. 2.
May 18: 6:15 a.m. chaperone all-day field trip to Montgomery; 6:15 p.m. church choir practice.
May 19: 9:30 a.m. pre-school graduation practice; 1 p.m. get my teeth cleaned; 5 p.m. soccer practice for Child No. 2.
May 20: 10 a.m. pre-school graduation (shout out to Narriah, Andres, Deja, Aniyah, Logan, Kenneth, Evelyn, Victor, Charcari and Kate! I’m so proud of you!); 3:30 p.m. drop off Child No. 2 at birthday party; 6 p.m. drop off Child No. 1 at end-of-school-year party; 6:30 p.m. pick up Child No. 2; 8 p.m. pick up Child No. 1. How long again until the children are old enough to drive?
May 21: 9 a.m. soccer game for Child No. 2; 10:30 a.m. All-Star soccer game for Child No. 1; 2:30 p.m. Another All-Star soccer game for Child No. 1.
May 22: 8 a.m. husband and Child No. 2 to early church service; 9:15 a.m. choir practice; 10:30 a.m. me and Child No. 1 to late church service; noon church picnic on the grounds; 1 p.m. book sale at the library; 5 p.m. drop off Child No. 1 at youth group year-end party, 8 p.m. pick up Child No. 1.
May 23: 10:30 a.m. dermatologist appointment; 6 p.m., emergency trip to store for milk and bread.
May 24: 9 a.m. fasting blood test. (I’m not really a masochist, scheduling all these dentist and doctors’ appointments in a span of six days, but if I don’t get it done before school is out, then I have to take the kids with me, and that’s worse.) 11:15 a.m. school musical. Noon, school lets out early; 1 p.m. send flowers for in-laws’ anniversary and schedule haircut for self because I haven’t had time until now and it looks like a small disheveled animal is sleeping on top of my head; 3:45 p.m. parent-teacher conference; 6 p.m. year-end soccer party for Child No. 1 (OK, at this point I collapsed on the couch and we missed the soccer party.)
May 25: Noon, school lets out early; 1:45 p.m. pick up kids from friend who picked them up for me after school because I had a business lunch at noon; 2:15 p.m. drop off Child No. 1 at piano lesson, 3 p.m. pick up Child No. 1, drop off Child No. 2 for piano lesson, 3:15 p.m. drop off Child No. 1 at church for acolyte training, 3:45 p.m. pick up Child No. 2 from piano lesson, 4 p.m. pick up Child No. 1 from church, 6:15 p.m. drop self back at church for choir practice. 7:15 p.m. emergency trip to store for milk and bread. Oh, and a bottle of chocolate syrup for year-end party at school.
May 26: 11 a.m. … School’s. Out. For. Summer.