Whew, I was going to make it a priority to get on here and try to talk about things daily, unfortunately life does not allow that. I do not know how working mothers do it. I can honestly say I do not have time for a job, Unless I work from 3am-6am when everyone is finally asleep. Having 3 kids under 5 was a job, but having 3 kids 10-5 is harder that it ever has been. Someone always has to go somewhere and no one ever remembers where they left their brain. Mornings are hectic and organization is not my best attribute. I would say I am involved with my children's education as much as possible but it is not my life's ambition to be with them daily while they are learning, hence why I do not home school. But it seems more of my time is spent at the school doing volunteer work then it is doing laundry at home. Allison only goes a half a day this year so that makes our schedule a little more complicated. Why do the children think they must be involved in every possible activity. Is it peer pressure? Is it inborn nature to see if they can drive mom and dad to the poor house? I feel like a MasterCard Commercial. Music book, $8 dollars, Music stand $23, Trombone $1012, Listening to your child play Lets Go Blue for the 10000000th time before 7am, Priceless. I guess in the end, that's what makes it all worthwhile.