Four days and counting.
All I have left to accomplish:
- Put Together 22 Portfolio Binders
- Enter Grades and Print Report Cards
- Clean and Pack for Summer Vacation
- Make Costumes
- Finish Building Set
- Get a Bunch of 9-year-olds to Memorize Scripts and Follow my Choreography
- Impress Parents with My Amazing Directing Skills
I'm just a little bit stressed out.
The kids have done most of the painting of the set.
(I just added faces)
I built the tree.
And Andrew built the framework of the little Japanese hut.
After adding the kids' thatched roof and a donated props, it's looking more like a Hawaiian tiki hut with a Mexican blanket.
I'm trying not to let it stress me out. I simply don't have the time to let my perfectionism take control right now. I'll just add some Japanese art to the inside walls and call it good.
I have a bag of about 15 donated stuffed monkeys of varying species and colors to be hang in the jungle...that still needs to be built.
And I need to find an alternative to these sad, little guys in the chicken coop. They look slightly pathetic.
But the costumes are almost put together. Just need a tiger's tail and a pair of wolf's ears.
I soon discovered that sewing costumes without a sewing machine is completely unreasonable. So I turned to the next best thing: a hot glue gun.
It works surprisingly well.
Well, I probably won't see you again until I get to the other side of all this mess...assuming I survive the anxiety. Send a prayer my way, won't you?