My kids may be playing recreation sports, but my carpool schedule is definitely in the competitive league. It is a mad dash of drop-offs, pick-ups, and coordination. For those of you with school-age kids, I know you are right there with me.
This week was particularly crazy. I went back and counted it up. The kids had a grand total of 19 individual activities - plus an epic night of trick-or-treating on Monday. I have nightmares of forgetting to pick one of them up. The sad part is I know it's not a matter of if, it is a matter of when.
It was the change of seasons that made this week particularly crazy. I don't mean the change to autumn. Sarah traded field hockey for two basketball leagues (yes, two and no, that wasn't planned well). Jaley is finishing her Chorus performances tonight; Taekwondo belt testing is starts Monday. Soccer isn't even over for Mick, but the emails for basketball and Little League are already flying. I thought I was raising free-range kids. What a joke, mine are just as overscheduled as the headlines portray Suburban kids.
Beyond carpool, the rest of life keeps moving at a brilliantly fast pace. The first grading term of the school year is over. Reports cards are on their way. I am settled into my new job as the school nurse. Lots of band-aids, boo-boos, and belly aches, but a surprising amount of significant injury and illness, too. Fall is always a busy time of work travel for Scott. Happily, he is in town next week. Heck, his suitcase may even get fully unpacked, instead of staying half-packed and at the ready.
That is life in MomZania