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Just Another Manic Sunday

Complicated Car Pooling for 5th Grade Book Club

It’s just another manic Sunday! Do you remember the time before kids when Sunday was a day you could spend in bed? Sunday, FunDay, Don’t Have to Run Day? Not when you become a mom!!! I really wanted to take PickyKidPix‘s book club of 5 girls to meet author and illustrator Grace Lin at a literacy event nearby.

The stars aligned when the swim meet for two of the girls was a home meet and all the girls were able to make most of the it, but not without a mad scramble. Thankfully, one of the moms is excellent at logistics and figured out this incredibly complex schedule to get everyone where they need to go.

It was worth it! The girls loved meeting Grace Lin and it was a great book club meeting!

Six o’clock already
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was kissin’ Valentino
By a crystal blue Italian stream
But I can’t be late
‘Cause then I guess I just won’t get paid
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made

It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my funday
My I don’t have to runday
It’s just another manic Monday

No, Bangles. You don’t want our Sunday today! 

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 2, 2012 is chock full of fun.
9:15am Cynthia will pick up Ali
9:20am Cynthia will pick up Charlotte
10 – 12pm Ali, Charlotte, Devin to Indoor Soccer

Please pack shin guards, water, and LUNCH!!!! and change of clothes for book club. Bring money to buy stuff (event is free) if want and your book to have signed.

11:40am Mia will pick up Helena
11:45am Mia will pick up Caroline

Please pack a LUNCH!!! or eat before being picked up. Bring money to buy stuff (event is free) if want and your book to have signed.

12:15pm Mia will pick up Devin, Charlotte, Ali at Indoor Soccer

Mia will bring all 5 girls to the Park School for book club 1- 3pm with Grace Lin hosted by The Foundation for Children’s Books (FCB). Grace talked about her latest book, Starry River of the Sky — her favorite book for many reasons to date. I’ll post more on this event later.

2:45pm Katherine will pick up Devin and Helena from book club to NNHS for swim meet

3pm Mia will drive Ali, Caroline, Charlotte home from book club

5pm+ Cynthia will drive Helena home from swim meet.

We will all collapse into bed – is hibernating an option??

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Giora

    I hope that you the girls enjoy the event with Grace Lin. When I wrote a blog on March about famous American-Chinese author, I’ve learned how popular she is. Let me suggest also to take the girls to an event by Janet Wong, an American Chinese Korean children author. She’s impressive.
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  2. Ann

    Can’t wait to hear more! Meeting Grace Lin definitely sound worth the manic Sunday!!!
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  3. Jeanette from Artchoo

    How awesome that you got to meet Grace Lin! That’s like superstar caliber. And might I say I’m glad I didn’t have your Sunday? Woman, you need a little break. You should give your kids pogo sticks and have them use those instead of being driven around. Kids are so soft these days.
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