Yeah, yeah, I know, back the train up, it's not even Thanksgiving yet. I tend to let my mind run amok when I start anticipating the future, even if it is just Thanksgiving. It's not even a gift buying thing. I have that all planned out and/or purchased, it's just the anticipation of the holiday season, starting with Halloween. I really hate coordinating everything, but I'm the mama and so far no one has stepped up to take the job over.
There are concerts and recitals to anticipate and coordinate with the grandparents. There is Thanksgiving to plan with the Grandparents; there's the traditional Nutcracker ballet to plan with the Grandparents; plus my husband and father-in-law's birthday's are both in December. There are street club parties, bunco parties and candy to make, not to mention Christmas Eve and Christmas day and the day after Christmas. It's just a time of year of extreme frenzy, when I prefer to have peace.
But I suppose there will be a day when I wish I didn't have so much peace; the kids will be gone, the grandparents will have passed (not too soon, I hope), the kids will have families of their own. I just need to remember to back the train up and enjoy each event as it comes. I'm the only one who notices if something isn't quite right. Plus, like in many aspects of my life, including motherhood, I'm a volunteer, they won't fire me if I forget something.