I needed to read something like that today. It's been such a busy month of November with a few more things yet to come. Last week alone the HS band did the Music Man rehearsal on Tuesday evening and then performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Throw the football game in there on Saturday afternoon and that makes 5 events over the course of 5 days. I was tired. My family missed me and I missed them. At the football game, a band parent made a comment to Mrs. Driver that she missed her child this week too because he'd been so busy with band things at night.
It is my hope, every time I schedule a performance of the band students, that many people will enjoy and appreciate their efforts, and in turn, mine. Performances don't just happen. They take planning, rehearsal, more rehearsal, logistics, more rehearsal, and execution. I also hope that the students themselves and look back after each performance and realize they made someone's day better because of their music.
ZZZzzz's: Sleep at the Driver household these days has been at a premium with little baby Jennifer only sleeping 3 hours at at time at the most. Mrs. Driver and I kind of take turns waking up with her, and more often that not (95 percent of the time) little baby sister and I end up in the chair in the family room. Luckily, it doesn't bother me to sleep in the chair and it sure is what little Jennifer wants too. She snuggles right in and we're good for a few hours there so mommy can get some much deserved uninterrupted rest. Other parents tell me that I'll miss these sleep-less nights someday. (sleep-less in that I sleep less than I used to and not completely without sleep) Ok, well, I would like to start missing them now please....
Enjoy the band's performance tomorrow at the BAttle Creek Christmas parade, and be sure to say thank you, or better yet, write a note and send it!
See you 'from the podium,'