Ava started VBS today. She's been waiting for a whole year. She LOVED VBS last year, and couldn't wait to go back. She also has swimming lessons starting tomorrow, and next Wednesday she starts soccer for a few weeks. She also started kindergarten Sunday school yesterday. When I was telling her about all of this she says: "Wow. I finally have things to do like a big girl!" Yeah - I'm pretty much an un-scheduler. I prefer to take each day as it comes without having too many plans. Just a few goals that can be passed to the next day if needed.
The other night I was telling Pete about Ava's "schedule," specifically swimming lessons and the fact that I scheduled them from 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. so (a) the pool would be warm and (b) classes smaller since most 4 year olds are getting ready for bed around that time. Ava was eavesdropping as usually and says "Won't I be tired?" I said, "No. You are always up late." She said: "Mom. I'm not a trolodon!" Me: "What's that?" Ava: "A dinosaur that likes to stay up late." (Trolodon = Troodon. Not sure if it really liked to stay up late, but according to Dinosaur Train, it did.)