Tonight, I'm working on the details for T1's birthday extravaganza. Last Sunday's baking party was a huge success, so we hope this Sunday's Pokemon battle will be equally as good.
I'm going to make Pokeball's out of styrofoam balls for the boys to catch their "Pokemon" in. If you don't have a 7- or 8-year-old boy, you might not know that a Pokeball looks like this:
I've got red spray paint and black electrical tape that I'll paint and wrap around the styrofoam. This is a project for tomorrow night because tomorrow's day is insane.
Tomorrow's birthday day looks like this:
T1's schedule: Leave home for karate studio at 10:30. Test for orange belt from 11 to 12:15. Travel to T2's end of the season soccer party to switch into Dad's car to go to his soccer game. Finish soccer game and go to DesignerCon at the Pasadena Convention Center where our friend is selling his toy line, Sketchbot. See a movie and go to dinner. Sleep 'cause 8-year-olds need their rest.
T2's schedule: Leave home for last soccer game at 10:30. After game, go to end-of-the-season soccer party at yogurt place. Arrive at Hula Performance at 1 pm. Dance for an appreciative audience, and return home to go to DesignerCon to get a Sketchbot. See a movie; go out to dinner. Crash into bed after a hard playin' day.
Mom's schedule: Drive around to all this crap and keep cool, no matter what!
The coincidence that all of our kids' extracurricular activities having major events on the same day near the same time means that DG and I will need to split up. I won't see T2's last game. DG won't see T1's karate belt test. But I guess that's what video tapes are for.
So while I'm running around and trying to get ready for the party, I hope that we can stay sane. Thank God birthday week will be over soon. What's that you say? Hanukkah is right after that? Then Christmas after that? Better get used to this.