Have you ever looked at your calendar and said, "How will I ever get through this week"?
I am having one of those weeks.
May is always busy with all the end-of-year school things, recitals, and ballgames.
May is busy for everyone I know.
Except maybe my kids teachers.
No hate mail please.... I am one.... I just don't understand the logic behind all these last minute projects.
"Mommy projects" as I refer to them.
Last week Claire had to finish the Math project from hell.
Here was her assignment: Create a board game using math skills and technology.
A board game?
A board game?
Yes, and she also had to create the moving pieces, tokens, cards, and the box it would be stored in.
She also had to write a set of rules.
How many third grade children do you know that could take that on?
Not without my help, her Dad's help and her Papa's help.
Mostly her Papa's.
He always did enjoy a project. (Thanks Dad!)
Chase has had three large projects due recently.
The latest was a book report.
Oh no, not a report with the important information like main characters, plot and setting.
This report needed to be more creative.
This report was to be made out of a cereal box.
Lucky for her my family eats cereal.
We just happened to have a box.
A cereal box that we taped, and painted and decorated with pictures from a magazine, stickers, and glue.
Then we had to add the important information like main characters, plot, and setting.
The nice catch to this little project was NO INTERNET could be used.
It turned out pretty cute, but it took most of last weekend to complete.
I know my kids teachers have children of their own.
Have they forgotten how hard this month is?
EOG's, dance recitals, late night ball games, the pressure of completing all reading and math goals.
Where are the field trips and parties?
What happened to "free" days... with a movie and popcorn?
I say bring on the fun and save those projects until next year.
This Mommy is tired and needs a well deserved vacation.
What about you my "interpeeps" (thanks Lisa I love that word)... are you still doing projects?
Are you in need of a vacation?