The board is slow, so I'm going to throw something out.
Really? You have 3 kids too, right? If they do 3 concurrent activities, how does that work? Car pools, extended family and friends may get them there, but I would feel really disappointed if either my dh or I didn't get to see them participate on a regular basis.
I saw dd15 run a 70sec 400 today, but it meant I had to let ds12 and ds10 came home to an empty house for an hour, because dh had to go into the office. It was a tough choice, but since I'm going to miss a majority of her upcoming track meets, and I'm an assistant coach, I thought I should be there and she and her team, were awesome.
You never have one on one time at home with your kids? I just spent 30 minutes reading alone with my 5 y/o, even though the entire family was home. The older kids were downstairs with dh having a late snack as we had all just gotten home from two different games we had this evening.
No need to ask for forgiveness, I was just reiterating what I'd already pointed out in my other post. Even in my family of six, we still manage to have "alone" time in our house or "one on one" time. I don't really go around labeling the type of time we spend with our kids as family or alone time, but for the purposes of this debate, not all time at home together is family time, simply b/c we all happen to be in the house at the same time.
I thought that was pretty self explainatory.
My kids are older and one on one time is pretty important. DD15, who talks constantly, will only talk about some stuff with me or her father when the others aren't round. DS12 is a teeth pulling type that needs one-on-one to get to the important stuff. DS10 loves to talk, but can't get a word in when dd and ods are around.
We do schedule one-on-one time and the kids expect it.
Yea...it could be both kids alone with one parent...I would say that I'm spending time with my boys and not call it family time.
Why would you assume that I haven't experienced that?
But that's a curious thought....how can someone say there isn't anything to be gained if they haven't experienced a wohp fully participating in those sports/activities?
Perhaps when my kids were smaller, but my largest time alone with my kids is to/from school and their sports/activities....without those specific times, yes...then I would have to work harder at finding alone time with my kids.