January 25, 2012

Super Mom.

So strangely (or coincidentally) enough after my last post a friend sends out an email that the community theater in the next town is holding open auditions that night at 6:30 for their Christmas play.  No preparation, no experience necessary.  They are looking for adults and about 30 kids. I got the email while at the park with the kids......

That day I wanted to be the mom who got her ass off the couch and took her kids to the park, laundry-be-damned!  Although since the baby fell asleep and all I really did was push her stroller in circles while Moo and Slim played, I decided to try and be productive at the same time and check my email.  So it's roughly 4:20 pm and I am trying to decide if I should even suggest such a thing to my kids.  I'm pretty sure they will be up for it, but will I?

The kids are done and on the way home I go for it:
"Do you guys want to go try out for a play?"  
"YEAH!" (imagine 72 point font....)
So, home for a few pieces of leftover pizza then we're off to the "Theataaahh.".  A fifteen minute ride and an endless stream of questions later we are raring to go.  The kids did a good job and had an okay time.  I tried to explain some things to them without raising false hope or killing the experience.  They understand that it can be fun and rewarding but that there is also hard work involved.  But all of that is kind of beside the point.

The most important thing to me is that I did it at all.  Usually I would read an email like that and think that it's just too late; we missed the boat; there's no way I can get them home, feed them and get there in time.  But I didn't this time.   Not only was I already at the park that day, I then made an impromptu trip to an audition!  How cool am I?  I mean, I know other moms out there do this sort of thing every day.  Do I need to pat myself on the back over this?  Not really, but I will anyway.  I got my kids off to school without my husband's help, I worked at my part-time job, ran some errands, took my kids to the park, fed them dinner and took them to an audition.  For one day, I felt like Super Mom.
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