Thursday, May 27, 2010

How Does This Happen?

Seriously, how does this happen?

People warned me when our children were small. It was one of those comments or pieces of advice that you think, "Sure, sure, but you're forgetting what it's like to get up at 6 a.m./dress/feed/clean/cook for/play with/clean up after/shop for/bathe/stimulate/take to the park/(and on and on ad nauseum...)for little children while I work part/full time. How can it possibly get busier?" But they all said, "Oh, you just wait, it only gets crazier!"

I am here today to say "they" were right. We are running in so many different directions, we're not sure who's going where on what day and how they're getting there. Soccer for Sara three times a week. Soccer for Connor three times a week. Golf for Steve once a week. Soccer for Mom once a week. 7 or 8 weekend soccer tournaments for the kids. Selling snowcones to raise money for said soccer tournaments. Dance recitals. Church meetings. Piano lessons. Play dates and parties (these kids have better social lives than we do!). Oh, and full time work, too. I can't imagine trying to factor in another person into that equation. How do parents of more children do it??

Busy we choose to be, but busy we love to be. It may sound like whining, but really we enjoy all of these things. Can't imagine giving any of it up! So, I'll hit the Timmy's drive through again, tank up and hit the road.

Will the older years only get busier? Speak up, "They", I will listen to you this time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to say it gets busier until one learns to drive, but when that one leaves , I had a period of no teenage drivers. My oldest went to ninth grade(that's a freshman in High School here) and 3 weeks later he was down! I being silly but it wwent very it's nice to see a calendar(I've kept all of mine) so you can look back on it and szy,"Oh ya, I remember this about that game. But seriosly, I had 4 kids and they grew up so fast, it makes me cry sometimes at night when there are no chicks to tuck in. Howerever, I have 5 grandchildren 4 boys and 1 girl, Sophia age 4 11/2 and we hve a very special relationship' So don't worry, enjoy life and keep posting on you calender. from Arlys in California