Monday, October 16, 2017

A Few Days in the Life

Allow me to present Precocious Daughter's schedule from the last few days (keeping in mind that much of this is also my schedule):


Band practice 7:00 a.m.
School day
Karate 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Wind ensemble rehearsal (including drive time) 6:30-10:30 p.m.


Band practice 7:00 a.m.
School day
Football game (including prep and travel) 3:30-11:00 p.m.


Marching competition (including rehearsal and travel) 7:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Fill out college financial aid forms 7:00-8:00 p.m.


Wind ensemble concert (including travel time) 1:00-4:15 p.m.
Impromptu trip to Six Flags with friend (because why not?) 5:00-10:00 p.m.


Band practice 7:00 a.m.
School day
Time with her dad 4:00-?


Band practice 7:00 a.m.
School day
Marching band UIL competition (including prep and travel) 3:30-10:00 p.m.

As you can see, she actually got a good night's sleep Saturday into Sunday. Other than that, it's been up at 5:30 a.m. and asleep no earlier than 11:00 p.m. the whole damn time. And she just keeps going. My child is the damn Energizer bunny.

She never, ever stops smiling.

Oh, and at her wind ensemble concert yesterday, she signed her first autograph for a little boy who shyly handed her his program. It was adorable.

My kid is a rock star.

Me, I'm tired just writing about her.


  1. It's good she does it now. She'll probably never have that sort of energy again.

    Maybe. But probably not.

  2. I'm so amazed by your daughter's energy, and also glad that she goes to a school where she can have a life outside of marching band.
    Not that the band directors at my high school were demanding. It made perfect sense that they'd chew out a friend of mine for missing practice because he had to go to his grandmother's funeral.


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