This day has been up and down for me... mostly because I finally did a few of my personal errands that I have been putting off because of a lack of time. And these errands/tasks were both very expensive. The first thing was arranging for Oliver's Orthodontists appointments for him to get his braces. This will cost us between $8000-9000.00 when all is said and done. I also had to do a little money moving from long term savings so that I would have it in place to pay for the teeth-work... ugh... It's times like these that I wish I was working for a school board somewhere with a nice dental plan and benefits instead of paying it all out of pocket... Sigh...
The second thing I did was book Summer Day Camps for the kids at the U of A. The four weeks I booked will cost me around $1650 and those are just the sports camps. I still want to book in a drama camp and an Art Gallery camp and those are generally more expensive. Why do I do Day Camps? I could theoretically keep them home, but then I would be fighting for them to go outside and be active and these camps are really good. The U of A ones were phenomenal last year and I like it when my kids are worn out from a day of doing things. The Art Gallery and Drama camps are generally very good too and add diversity to their summer.
Anyhow, these are good and bad things - good because they are done and will be good for the kids in the long run, but bad because of the cost, so it was up and down.
I will end the day on an up with the Second Opening of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. I have missed the show and look forward to seeing it again tonight with an audience! I know a lot of people coming tonight so I am excited to see what they think of the show!
Photo Credit: Janine Hodder