Every year our little town has a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department in the form of a "fun day". This has always been a much anticipated event in our home. I knew it was bound to happen. When you have children so far apart in age, it's inevitable. Last year, it began. I took all the kids and the older kids were not quite as fascinated by inflatables, face painting and the like. (Although the dart throwing was a hit!)
This year, Tera and Daniel had a chess tournament on the same date. They did not show the least bit of interest or grief about missing "fun day". So, I left Michael at home with JP and they went together. Michael had a fun day and so did Tera and Daniel. It's bittersweet, but I guess I better get used to this balancing act.