Saturday, January 22, 2005

Today is the big race

It is way too early for me to be up.

I woke up a couple of hours ago and just can't go back to sleep. I keep thinking about the Pinewood Derby and making a podcast. If it wasn't so early, I think I'd just record it right now. Maybe tonight.

Usually I can't sleep the night before a big Scouting event because I'm too nervous-thinking about what I've forgotten to Pack, what announcement I'm going to forget to make, how I'm going to make a fool of myself (and not in that 8 year old boy "cool" sort of way).

People started calling around 5:00 yesterday, asking about last minute preparations and seeing what I needed help with. That's when an event truly begins for me. That first call from another parent, when they tell me they're working on something or just want to clarify some last-minute detail, always makes me feel like I'm not the only one worrying.

Unfortunately, I usually am the only one worrying and losing sleep over Cub Scouts. Normal people don't worry this much about Cub Scouts. The other volunteers are helping out, leading, running errands, picking up food, you know-normal people tasks. I'm sitting up trying to figure out how things could go wrong (they never have) at 4 in the morning.

Sane people don't lose sleep over activites for a group of 7-10 year old boys, do they? I'd like to think that doesn't reflect bad on me, but I will admit it's a little odd.

Also, thanks to Jim at for the positive words earlier this week.


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