Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Still Breathin'

I know I haven't written in a couple of weeks.

My bad.

Just a little busy and adjusting to the new "back to school" schedule. It always takes me a couple of weeks to find my rhythm when the schedules shift so drastically. Which days Aidan has to be picked up early. Which days I need to arrive at pickup w/ the car loaded w/ snacks, sports equipment & homework supplies. Which days I am carting extra kids, which days someone is getting mine. Which days to have a casserole in the oven, and which days to plan a "grill it quick!" type of meal.

Haven't figure it out yet.

Add in a little extra chaos of having painters in the house for the next 3 days so I can't really run any errands, trash the kitchen cooking, etc.

What I WILL say is that LIFE IS CRAZY. But I already knew that.

Aidan has swim practices 6 times a week at 2 different pools. Each practice is 2+ hours and add in transit time (20 - 45 minutes each way) and he's pretty much out of pocket at least 3 hours each day. Doesn't leave a lot of time for homework, food, sleep - muchless FUN. Add in boyscouts and baseball and mix thoroughly to combine, spicing up with rain-out schedule changes frequently.

Bridget swims 2-3 times a week a ONE pool which is a completely different pool than the 2 Aidan trains in. She also plays soccer, and this week we are adding Girl Scouts and back to riding lessons just to up the difficulty factor for the Logistics Department (aka: Mom).

BOTH kids are managing to keep up the "A" level school work, but there hasn't been a lot of time for friends.

We are rectifying that this weekend for Aidan, who has been particularly cognizant of his overwhelming schedule and lack of social opportunity and very worried about his "social standing" which isn't what he'd planned (his words, not mine).

So, he gets to invite a group of boys over to spend the night in THE CLUBHOUSE which is finally "done." A project like this is never ever really DONE, as you always think of new and interesting things you can add. But it's kid-ready - I just need to remember to go out and put down some serious bug spray in a 30' perimeter.

Any takers on what % stays out there all night, what % returns to the house, and what % just decides to go home?


Cathy West said...

Can't you drive and blog at the same time???

I want to see you post a pic of you in your bridesmaid dress for your sister's wedding!!

Pam Glynn said...

Driving and blogging.... Hmmmm.... now THERE's an idea.... but I'd have to get Internet access for my Palm phone, and I've always resisted that.... I'm addicted ENOUGH to the Internet, getting away from the computer was always one sure way to keep from becoming totally compusive about it, LOL!