“Okay, this is the camp I signed Rex up for 3 weeks is this area. Vivien’s camp for two weeks is here, and over here is the other camp for Viv for two other weeks. Here is my car shuttling them… ( Yes I look crazy, but it’s helping me visualize) This is the friend’s house in the country we want to visit many hours away… Then there is a swim lessons, Spanish tutoring, oh and what else, oh,yeah RELAXING. Plus, Hollywood Bowl, Universal Studios….” You see why I needed to model this? Like architects do before a big build.
As I pore over this like a Civil War reenacter planning on retaking Gettysburg I still can’t get down all the moving parts. How did summer become so complicated?
Well, for one thing they are starting the school year in AUGUST this year, which I do believe should be unconstitutional, so it’s chopped by a couple of weeks. Then of course other people have their own schedules we have to sink up with for travel plans. Why can’t they all stay put till I’ve figured my schedule out?
In the end I just needed fresh eyes. My step daughter was in town. I splayed out my dates, calendar pleading for common sense intervention. She pointed to one block of days that could be altered and some of the model pieces fell into place. I cancelled one thing, moved another… I am almost there.
But, how do I get this cannon over the hill?