It all started about a month ago. Sam attended a meeting with Anthony about joining the Cub Scouts. After that first meeting where nothing really came to light, a second one was scheduled. I went with to that one. Had I known what I was getting myself into that night, maybe I would have chosen to stay home, haha!
The things you do for your children....
Sam is now the Scout Committee Chairman for our Goldendale Pack #551 and I am the Cub Scout Bear Den leader. Among other things....like Sam's little secretary helper, lol.
These past two weeks....holy smokes. If we're not writing e-mails, calling, texting, or generally bugging people about Cub Scout information and meetings, then we're reading up and doing research about various aspects of the Cub Scouts to write in said e-mails, calls, or texts to inform parents. Or we're writing up parent hand-outs and contact lists. Or we're completing some type of online training or Leader reading at home. Or we're holding meetings here in town. Or we're attending meetings in The Dalles. Or we're brainstorming, planning and making to-do lists. Or we're gathering materials for projects. Or we're hyperventilating. Lets not forget Sam's daily go-to-work thing he's got going on or that there is a house to upkeep, 3 children to care for, and our Goldendale Country Bumpkin and Farmers Market shin-dig. Oh, and photo shoots.
Yikes. The last time I have ever been this tired and worn out was when Timothy was a newborn and I was seriously lacking sleep.
Thankfully Sam and I make good partners. Together we've got this covered. Well, we're trying our best anyway. I feel anxious and scared I won't be able to uphold my part of the bargain. Or that I've bitten off more than I can chew. Or that I won't receive the help from fellow parents that we so desperately need for this to be a smashing success for our sons. But I am very excited, optimistic, and looking forward to this new adventure we have been thrust into.
Long story short, if you see me about town and I've got huge bags under my eyes.....or you want me to stop, chat, and hangout, but I'm in a rush with no time to play, just know it's been a looooooooong few weeks and there's still much more work to do before I can take a breather. Be patient with me and please forgive my scattered brain. I'm doing the best I can.
Totally stoked for this new adventure, but definitely in need of a nap!
Anthony, I hope our love for you will shine through in all our hard work and time to get the Goldendale Cub Scouts off the ground. We do this for you and every other boy like you. We have always, and will continue to always want the best for you and to provide you with every opportunity in the World for you to grow and foster your self confidence, self pride, and love of adventure.
I hope we can live up to everyone's expectations...as well as the expectations we put on ourselves.
Onward with our new adventure!!