Then all you-know-what broke loose at about 4pm when all of the kids finally got home from school. We ate a quick supper (leftovers and whatever could be scrounged up) and then ran over to The Dude's house to pick him up to take him to a carnival at Daniel's preschool. They do this carnival at the end of each school year - the kids get to play games and get prizes, and they have lots of fun to wrap up the year. It didn't seem too terribly hot outside until we were standing in the middle of the parking lot under the sun - and then it got a bit warm.
We only stuck around the carnival for a little bit, and then we dropped The Dude back off at his house and went tearing out to the girls' school for their band and choir concerts. I promised the boys that if they behaved the whole time, we would get ice cream on the way home - and it worked. They got a little fired up by the end, but even *I* can only sit in one place on wooden bleachers for so long. The girls did a great job, and there was a definite overall improvement since the last set of concerts!
And who wouldn't love being in band with a director like this???
So after we got done with the concerts, we came back to town, I stopped and grabbed some ice cream, and we came home. The kids had some ice cream and went to bed, so hopefully it won't be too hard to get them up in the morning. I am so ready for summer break, if for no other reason than the fact that I might get to sleep in - you know, until about 7am for a change.