Well, “TGIF” has a different meaning for me than it does for many of you. Being a stay-at-home-mom, my time during the week is largely my own. Doesn’t mean that I’m not busy and I don’t have things to do, it just means that it’s on my schedule. So when Friday rolls around, my acronym is more like: GUFF… “Gear Up For Friday”. Because from the minute Josh hits the door until he gets on the bus Monday Morning, we’re pretty kid-centered around here.
So, that said, my weekend is going to be busy. We’re hoping to hit the “Lollipop Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo” at the Library on Saturday morning. The Waterloo Symphony hosts these periodic free concerts usually near their HQ, but this time, they’re on the road. Each one is hosted by a different ensemble – this weekend, it’s the string quartet, but Josh’s favorite is the percussion – and they put on a short concert for the kids. They use lively music that engages the audience, and often encourage the kids to come up and dance. Before or after the concert, there is an “Instrument Petting Zoo”, where they set out a ton of different instruments, and encourage the children to try as many as they’d like. Ever see a four-year-old try and play a trombone? Yeah, it’s pretty funny. But it’s also very, very cool to see their face when they make a good, solid sound on that instrument. Gets them interested and they just love it.
After the Petting Zoo, I expect to get a phone call from our Cub Scout Pack’s “Popcorn Kernel”, telling me that our Den’s order has been received and is ready for me to pick it up. And then I will spend the rest of the weekend sorting, organizing, and delivering tubs and cans of popcorn.
THE BEARS WILL BEAT THE VIKINGS
Have a great weekend, everyone! What are you up to?