Friday, April 9, 2010

It's THAT Time of Year Again

Dance Recital Week. A.k.a.: Crazy Week, Week o'Exhaustion, The Week of Much Fast Food & Little Sleep, and Hairspray Fume Awareness Week.

I'm really tired. Really, REALLY tired. We've had evening rehearsals all week and didn't get home until well after ten o'clock from last nights. I had to threaten both kids with cruelly creative consequences if they didn't take showers before going to bed. (Because hair wax [to control the frizzies for ballet buns], glitter spray, and a full-face of theater makeup equals pillowcases that you have to throw away).

My ten-year-old still has traces of eyeliner from last night's dress rehearsal, and it's freaking me out every time I look at her.

My thirteen-year-old is just plain mean from lack of sleep (my little contribution to her genetic makeup?).

I have scads of cute pictures to share with you, but I'm way too tired to open them in Photoshop, fix the demonic red eyes, then upload them to Blogger. Maybe next week.

Right now, I'm going to go sit very still on a recliner and doze. If I'm feeling ambitious later, I plan to watch Oprah and eat potato chips. But only if someone will feed me the potato chips.

10 comments:

smalltownmom said...

Recline and relax!

Jen on the Edge said...

I probably said this last year, but I'll say it again: I'm SO glad my girls aren't into dance.

Violet said...

Ah, I remember my own dance days - so tiring but so much fun!

Looking forward to the photos!

Meg said...

Good luck. Hope you make it through the week and the perfomances and all the hairspray!

Cindy said...

I can't wait to see the pictures!

Quilting Grandma said...

Ditto with Violet and Cindy. We can hardly wait to see the pictures of our girls.
I bragged about them today at our local quilt show to all my quilting friends who asked about them. I told them this was dance recital weekend for them.

Dawn in Austin said...

My daughter didn't dance. She was a cheerleader. I totally hear everything you say! The curlers, the buns, the make up, but add to that the constant, c.o.n.s.t.a.n.t. repetition of cheers! I almost threw her out of the car once. Not really, but it crossed my mind.

Rose said...

Sounds like a good plan; I'll recline at the same time for moral support!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That would wipe me out, too.

Susan said...

Makes travelling softball and soccer teams sound relaxing!