Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Catch Up Time

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've complained written about something.  It's been a busy spring for our family and I cannot wait for school to get out.  We spend most of our evenings running from field to field, my house is a disaster and I think we've taken up residence in my Tahoe.  However, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel as I count down to vacation, only 20 days away.

My biggest issue this year with the running is we have no set schedule for one of our activities. Practices are announced the night before or day of and games are moved around in a couples days notices.  This is the son's team which he is enjoying so much this year so it's hard to really get too upset about it so I just keep my mouth shut and fire up the vehicle each time.

 I am coaching my daughter's team this year and I've learned that as I get older, my patience with other people's children is growing very thin. Let me rephrase that.  I can't be upset with a 7 - 8 year old for most of their actions because someone is allowing them to act like that for the other 164 hours per week that I don't spend with them. It's really the parents I should be faulting here isn't it?  In my years of coaching I've never had a group quite like this.  Anyway, her games are going well and my parents tell me she reminds them of me when I was her age. That makes this mama proud.

Moving on, the daughter is also in dance this year again so we spend one night a week in a neighboring town doing the dance thing. She has told me she's not sure if she wants to commit to dance again next year because it's taking up too much of her softball time this year.  She is and I think will always be my little tomboy. She'd much rather be sliding into home vs. having her hair curled and having to put on a cute little outfit to perform in. She asked me the other night if she could just quit dance and I told her that's not possible. We need to finish what we started and she only has 2 weeks left until the recital.  Something happened 3 weeks ago at dance that made her change her mind about it.  I haven't figured out what happened but since that practice, she hasn't wanted to go back.

So with all of that going on, and running almost every night, we did find time to get some much need projects done around the house in the last month which felt great!  Any other off time has been spent trying to keep piles of clothes going through the washer and dryer and trying to stop by the store to at least have a gallon of milk in the house at all times.  Only 3 more weeks though and this chick is taking some much needed time off!

1 comment:

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