After getting each child awoken (not a word), fed a healthy, well-balanced breakfast of Lucky Charms, in costume and at the event venue by 8:15, a week break is exactly what we need to recover.
Actually, looking around - like I can tend to do - I realize that some moms thrive, actually excell in such chaos. Not only are their children on-time and in costume without forgetting one of the primary accessories like someone I know, but their hair is brushed, and they've each gone through one set of rehersals prior to going on-stage. They also managed to get some protien into their children so they don't pass out.
I may have worried more about getting coffee into the Momma.
Once we get the children to their places, I finally sit down to relax and enjoy the show. And then I realized I had to jump up and run to the front so I could capture each child on my camera to forever preserve the memories they were making.
Tee was Cyclops in the story of Odyseus. Here he is with Sadie who was a Renaissance Painter and clearly, a promising actress.
I could never be a war-time photographer.
And here is Tee in full costume. He did great and only grossed out two Explorers with his giant eye.
It was a full morning and we were happy to come home and officially start our break.
Waiting for us on our porch was a giant package that has given me untold delight all weekend.
More on that tomorrow. Now, we're off to the Zoo - with the rest of Dallas.