I have been absent the last few weeks, but it’s not because I haven’t wanted to write, it’s because I just haven’t had time! I can give you a million excuses, but here are just a few.

I have been planning my sons Kindergarten Graduation. While I am so excited to see him ‘graduate’ and wear his little homemade graduation hat and stand with his classmates, I have to wonder, if planning a graduation for 50 six year olds requires this much planning and detail, how much detail goes into a high school graduation ceremony? I better start planning now!

My kiddos also had an entire week off from school the last week of April and the week they were home I tried to sit down, many, many times and blog, but somehow I always got interrupted. My favorite interruption was the one where my middle son came to inform me that my youngest son had pooped in the garage. My youngest son has been potty trained since October, mind you, but apparently he wanted to try out the garage instead!

My Tyler (the soon-to-be Kindergarten Graduate) turned 6. He had a great birthday party. We had a bouncy house and only 2 bloody injuries (Sorry Tanya). Luckily none of those injuries were major! His favorite birthday present was a canvas painting of the Rangers Ballpark. He requested that we put it on the mantle. I, of course, agreed. It’s the perfect décor for our living room!

We also celebrated Mother’s Day. My lovely husband brought me flowers, Starbucks and breakfast in bed. My kiddos gave me wonderful homemade gifts. It was a great day. My youngest, Bowen was so excited that he told everyone “Happy Mother’s Day” including my 8 year old daughter, Emma.

I hope all of you moms out there had a great day and got to do something just for you!

May is a super busy month, what with the end of the year activities, baseball, soccer and dance recitals, but I promise not to take such a long break again!

Next week I’m writing about moms that have to do most of the parenting alone. So if you are a military mama, oilfield wife, single mom or anything else that requires you to parent solo, look me up on facebook and let me know how you keep going, what makes it worth it, what’s the hardest part? Anything and everything. You can also email me at sarahhawkins29@yahoo.com.

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