I'm learning about sports.
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|Tue, 08-25-2009 - 2:40pm|
My son, who is just starting 3rd grade, joined the cross country team at school. They've been practicing since mid-July which hasn't been too bad. But now school starts this Thursday and they gave us the calendar for September (practices and meets). I'm learning just how much of a conflict this is with cub and girl scouts. We've got 4 of 14 boys on this team and 8 of 16 girls on the team from the den and troop I lead.
Generally, they have something every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If it's practice, it starts at 5:30, and if it's a meet, then we need to be there by 4:00 mostly. This conflicts with Cub Scout den meetings on some Monday's which we have from 4:30-6pm and then there's a rogue meet that's on a Tuesday in September which is the exact day of the pack meeting. It also conflicts with our Girl Scout meetings somewhat. They are after school till 5pm. That doesn't leave the girls who are on the team and in scouts any time to eat or do homework. I'm willing to have the snacks that they need (fruit, granola bars...) be available during meetings for all, but they still aren't going to have homework time.
At least this particular sport is over October 10th. I know that we can make most of it work for my son and daughter and the older kids to make time for sports, scouts, school, homework, and food. I'm mostly worried about my little guy who's going to be just starting Kindergarten. If it's all too much for him, then I'll have to back off for his sake.