There’s Work… and Then There’s Life
For most of today, I’ll be at my kids’ school. It’s Civil War Day for the 5th graders, a tradition that’s the highlight of their school year and concludes their study of the War Between the States. On this day, all the kids are dressed in 1860’s garb, either as southern belles or soldiers (half Confederate, half Union). They’ll dance the Virginia Reel, play 19th century kids’ games, handle real weaponry and other artifacts, have a “battle” out on the field (complete with cannon) and even eat a soldier’s typical meal of hardtack and dried meat (yum).
Planning the event is all up to the parents, and this year I volunteered to be the Civil War Day Director. So I’ve been a tad bit busy lately. It’s been a lot of work, but I’m happy I did it. I’ll never regret the time spent doing things with and for my kids.
So tell me… what have you done lately that you’re extra proud of?
Here are some photos from Civil War Day two years ago when my older daughter was in 5th grade.