How do you prevent overscheduling???
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|Wed, 05-14-2003 - 4:19pm|
This week Zak's schedule looks like this: Monday-nothing, Tuesday-Soccer pratice at 5:15 (which we skipped) and T-ball pratice at 6:00, Wednesday-nothing, Thursday-Gilda's Club (a cancer support group which he goes every week), Friday-T-Ball scrimmage at 6:00, Saturday-Soccer game at 9:00, kindergarten pinic at 11 and T-Ball scrimmage at 12:45 (which he is going to miss). When did my 6 year old's life get busier than mine?
The T-Ball coach is really nice but way into praticing. Plus, the team is huge-16 kids! Last night, they praticed from 6-7:30. I had to chase my 19 month old around endlessly-he managed to touch a cactus, run in a mud puddle and run into the neighbor's yard. I was so busy chasing Alex that I did not even realize that Zak got hit in the head until another parent told me. We did not get home until 8:00 at night and the kids and I were worn out. DH would have helped but he had soccer pratice and yard work to do. I don't know if I should say something to the coach or just keep quiet. Zak enjoys T-Ball and has never complained about pratice.
When soccer is over, we have swim lessons and my MIL wants to give him horseback lessons. In August, I want him to do boyscouts. I would love for him to take music lessons but when is there time? I have trying so hard not to overschedule my children. I want them to have unscheduled free time but I also want them to do activities they enjoy. How do other people balance this? Help!!
Sorry this is so long. I am just so frustrated!!