Hi all! It’s December! I’m sitting at drum lessons, listening to Lex practice his Jazz Band piece. It’s pretty cool. On Monday he auditioned for a District Band program, which is basically just a weekend of middle school kids jamming together. It’s pretty selective, but he’s good and he auditioned on three different instruments (timpani, snare drum, and bells), so he’s feeling pretty good about things. We’re hoping to hear the results soon. Not that we really need more things to fill our days.
We are wrapping up the final week of Lego League, and (hopefully) our final year with it. Lex ages out of it next year and I’ve already made the announcement that I won’t be coaching if he’s not participating. I’ve basically taken over the program though (I have a bad habit of doing that!), so I’m hoping I can slip out without too much disruption.
The usual holiday parties have set in, plus field trips, concerts, and plays (that we’ll be in the audience for), but whenever I start to feel too stressed, I just remind myself of last fall and feel grateful for all I’m NOT doing this year!
I put up the advent boxes again, but this year the cat is taking them down for me every night. Not helpful! Eve has been putting them all back up each morning.
Eve is helpful. She’s growing right up, but still a very silly, Harry Potter series obsessed child. She has a crush on Draco Malfoy and wants to own all of the Harry Potter merchandise that exists in this world. She might be a little materialistic. :)
A friend asked the other day if we are hosting a cookie party again this year. I said, “uhh…., honestly, it hasn’t even crossed my mind.” :/ It would be fun, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I haven’t even made any cookies yet! We put up some decorations last weekend, and we’ll get a tree this weekend. Maybe that will kick start the holiday spirit. :) In the meantime, I’m enjoying my own little drummer boy right here.