The tricky part of this is that we've been coordinating it with other people. There are a group of people who are going from Josh's school, which is headed by the teacher he's going to France with, so some of the activities we'll be doing will be with the group. So there has been a lot of planning and coordinating going on. They put me in charge of setting up a Capitol tour and a meet and greet with one of our congressmen, so I've been dealing with that. We're doing all sorts of fun things, like a three hour night time bike tour of the DC memorials. Which will be fun, but I'm super nervous about my fitness ability on a three hour bike tour. It's going to be hot and humid and I'm out of shape asthma girl. So...pray I don't die, OK? The whole week is just going to be nonstop activity. I don't think we'll have a free second to rest while we're there. Between all the competition activities and touring DC, we're going to be running nonstop. I'm a little nervous about that. I'm a hammock in the shade with a book sort of girl.
And the airplane. Ugh, the airplane. I have to fly, you guys. Why do I hate it so much??!
Also, we'll be topping off our week with a goodbye, when we leave Josh in the hands of his teacher and leave DC without him so that he can go to France. This is the first time I've ever sent one of my kids off like this. I'm not going to lie, I'm freaking out about it just a little. His teacher is amazing, the group he's going with is safe, and Josh is responsible and intelligent and everything is going to be just fine. But I'm sending my kid overseas without me! I might not breathe until he gets home.
I'm a bit anxious about a lot of things right now!
And between all the trip planning and stressing, this is the boys last week of school, we're doing all the end of the year projects, performances, etc. Clarissa just had a dance recital, Matthew had his spring piano recital, Josh had two choir performances, everyone is studying for finals and making summer plans. Throw my school in the middle of it and basically I'm a little frazzled.
At this point I'm just keeping my eye on July. Once all of this world traveling is done, the rest of our summer is hopefully going to be pretty uneventful. I'm looking forward to things moving a little slower this summer. We don't have any more vacation plans, I have the entire month of August off school, and I'm looking forward to some hammock in the shade book reading. That's what I'll be envisioning while I'm hurtling through the sky on an airplane next week. 😬😬😬