Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Taking a Breather

I have been so busy these past few weeks. So busy that I haven't blogged nor have I read anyone's blogs. Here's how bad it is:

Two hundred.seventy.three unread blog posts! To all my blogging buddies, I am not purposely ignoring you. What have I been up to that keeps me from keeping up with my blog friends?

Well, let's start with Mondays:
6:30 a.m. drive to work, dodge slowpokes and judge whether is time to swing by Starbucks. (There usually isn't)
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Teach school and plan for the next day.
3:30 p.m. Pick up James from YMCA and head to his dance class.
4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Sit at the dance studio with no Internet access and practice my Spanish with another dance mom.
5:20 p.m. Hurry off to Flag Football practice.
5:40 p.m. to 7:00 Watch James play football without Internet. Sometimes I choose to walk around the neighborhood.
7:00 p.m. Drive home and make dinner, eat dinner, pack lunches for tomorrow, throw James in the shower, help him with homework, check on Caitlin's day, read 100 emails, crash.
10:00 Bed.

Tuesdays - See Monday!

Wednesdays - See Monday minus dance.

After football, I rush off to Harker Heights Community Band practice until 9:30. I get home and crash again.

Thursdays are the same as Wednesdays, just substitute band practice for my Adult Tap & Jazz class.

Fridays are almost the same except Caitlin has dance from 5:30 - 8:30 during which we often have football practice.

By Friday, I am so tired that I often find myself falling asleep while talking to friends on the phone.

I do, however, miss my blog friends.

I told James after his first football game yesterday (THEY WON!) that he would probably NOT be in soccer and basketball which are the next activities on the parks and recreation calendar. We will wait to drive ourselves crazy with baseball in the spring. There is only so much mommy to go around.

So you moms out there, what do you do to manage your time better? How do you ensure that your children can be involved in activities while maintaining your sanity?


Roban said...

You definitely win the award for best reasons to miss reading blog posts. Seriously. You made me tired just reading about all of the running around you do! I don't think there is a way to do everything you want to do right now. But this is just one season in your life when you're driving kiddos around and waiting for them to finish their activities. Before you know it, they will be driving themselves, and you'll be missing some of that car time you have had with them. Practicing Spanish with the other mom and going for walks or drawing sound like wonderful ways to spend some of the wait time. Just relax and enjoy it! Those blogs can wait.

Octamom said...

Girl! You just keep up with those kids and work and all your blog buddies will still be hanging around the interwebs cheering you on, not worried about your Google Reader backlog. You're doing great things, sweet girl~~what a great mom you are!


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