Now, this event doesn't happen until 4/30/11, but of course there is an enormous amount of preparation going into it before that date. My son doesn't know any different since I do all of my work when he's napping or after he's gone to bed at night. At least thus far, my 4-year-old is bearing well. She must be maturing, a both victorious and saddening sight. While she still gets a lot of just mommy time, completely devoted to her, it's quite a bit less than normal and my gratitude goes out to her for her understanding this at 4.5 years old. The work I am doing to help with this enormous fundraiser for her school is known as working on "the party". Quite possibly the word 'party' makes it easier for her to grasp? While I'm trying to stress that I'm doing it for her and her school, I think that's a lot to expect someone of her age to understand, and I think she's awesome!
To top it all off, my husband has to work 12-13 hour/day over the next week (2 weeks prior to the big night), and I literally don't get a minute without the kids, until about 8:45 every night. The 4.5 year old is doing well with giving me a bit of time here and there, but the 21 mo. that's an entirely different subject!