I'm sure most of you are familiar with the saying, "the calm before the storm." Well, that's kind of how this week went for the Rowe's. Sunday, we celebrated Father's Day by going to the Children's Museum. The museum was featuring the first licensed Wizard of Oz educational exhibit. It was cute and fun. Becca is really to old to enjoy the Children's museum on a "kid level" anymore, but she was great about playing with Bella. Harry, on the other hand, is at that in between stage. The anguish of being torn between kid and adolescent was seen on his face as he tried on the "ant costume" for his favorite activity, "the ant hole", and found that it was clearly too tight and small.
The rest of our week has been a bit like the Wizard of Oz in reverse, everything building to the big tornado and storm. Tuesday, Erick left for another trip out of town. Pulling single parent duty always complicates the delicate schedule balance of the Rowe household. My sister had to come to the rescue this week so Becca could attend Cirque Du Soleil Alegria. I had won tickets to the show for her birthday, back in March. With Erick's busy travel schedule, it is hard to have planned ticketed events. Luckily, my sister was able to bring Becca (so I could stay home with the other two) and they really enjoyed the show! Another event this week; Bella has been taking part in her new developmental swim team everyday at 5:15pm. Also, this week, Harry has been in a drama camp all week from 9am-5pm which culminates in his performance tonight as Aladdin in Aladdin Jr. You might have noticed the close times of 5pm and 5:15pm in the above activities. Yes, it has been a challenge all week to be on time for one or the other.
The big tornado? Well that can be described in one word: camp! Becca left today for a leadership camp for Venturing at a boyscout camp, Philmont, in New Mexico. It should be a really good experience, but there were some pitfalls in getting ready. After her bags were packed, badges put on her uniform (with superglue I might add), and paperwork filled out, she left this morning. She is going with her best friend's family and will also see Mt. Rushmore and Devils Tower along the way, with a stopover in Colorado as well.
I am ready for the mild summer breeze to return...