I am beat. Combine two major fund raising events I organized this month with a teething toddler and you get pure exhaustion. I knew I was crazy when I took the chair position at the school, but I thought it would be something new. I so did not count on my little one (who has always been the best of sleepers) to start acting like a newborn and waking every hour or two throughout the night. I am a person in need of 8 hrs a night and I am just not the best mommy (or person in general) when I am barely surviving with sleep deprivation. I know my crew must have thought me so ditzy over the last few months, but they are all moms so they understand the whole toddler with molars coming in thing.
Even with the exhaustion the events went so well. The first one was a new one for the school. Most of the parents really wanted an evening without the children and without volunteer responsibilities. So, we came up with "Music & Laughter" a night of comedy and music at an amazing vineyard that is owned by a current and Alumni family. It was a super fun event and I personally never thought our comedian would be so funny when his topic was Waldorf life. Most of us were in tears we were laughing so hard. This is to become an annual event which I am so glad we could provide for our hardworking parents.
The last major event in May was our annual Pastels on the Plaza. This is a huge undertaking but it is so worth it to see the whole community, not just our school, turn out to see some amazing artists and their work. I am always so amazed to see what a person can do with a little bit of pastel chalk and a piece of sidewalk. I of course forgot to bring my camera so as of yet I do not have pictures (glimpse of past years on the bottom).
So the end of the school year is next week and I think we are all happy that we will have a bit of a break before all our activities begin again. I welcome this little breathing out time as I am sure the children will enjoy their boisterous freedom.