I have to say that when people learn that Keith is the stay-at-home parent and I am the full time worker, we get some funny looks. Really, I think the situation is pretty darn fantastic, and the kids LOVE having daddy around full time compared to just a few years ago. Our schedule is hectic, and if we didn't have a stay at home parent coordinating our craziness, we'd really be in trouble. Truthfully, there's nobody that says that kids need to be involved in this, that and the other, but we enjoy seeking out opportunities to make new friends and most importantly, being involved when there are school events.
This past week, Keith was up at the school for two different meetings. On Tuesday, Joshua was tested for the Gifted Program at school. We needed to have a parent present and even if I didn't have to work that day, I think it's awesome for Joshua to have Keith accompany him to testing. The school counselor, Joshua's teacher, Keith and Joshua all met together to discuss the merits of the Gifted Program and to move forward with testing Josh. Apparently, Joshua scored pretty darn high.
Thursday, Keith returned to FCE for the 2nd Grade Reading Celebration. The celebration was held as a BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket) family pic-nic. We didn't pack Megan a lunch that day, and so she was nearly moved to tears when she saw her awesome Daddy show up with a quilt thrown over his arm and a pic-nic basket full of goodies. She is such Daddy's Girl!
Other things that happened this week...
Monday I registered the kids for the Altamonte Springs swim team. I figured we could handle the once-a-week Friday morning practice and occasional week-night swim-meet.
Wednesday night, we met the Figueroa Family for dinner at Bonefish Grill to celebrate Juan's birthday. It was early enough to be casual and to be home before bedtime. I had never eaten there before. It was super-yummy.
Backing all the way up to last Sunday...Keith had a guys-day-out with some friends while the kids and I went to Uptown Altamonte for a Fun Fest. We saw so many awesome things and ran into a few friends there, too.