Friday, July 20, 2007

Not What I Wanted

Okay, so we will have a grand total of two kids in outside activities this fall. And since said activity was dance, I was very hopeful that the girls would have class on the same night. I would much rather interrupt a weekday routine once a week, rather than twice. But, apparently, my hopes have been dashed. It seems that Princess will have class on Tuesday and Nutball on Wednesday and I will work on Monday and our life will be chaotic. Our oldest child will only be 6. It seems rather unfair that things will already be crazy. I can take comfort knowing I'm not working in the spring. The biggest challenge to this two nights a week dance thing will be the boys. While Princess was in dance this past year I had a sitter come and stay with the other 3 kids. I was hoping to do the same this fall. But now I would need someone two nights in a row. I'm not sure that will be workable. But, can I really ask my boys to play calmly and patiently two nights in a row in a relatively small space near dinnertime? That's the other snag. Princess won't be done until 7:00 and Nutball at 6:30, so I will have to be on top of my game food wise. You can be thrilled to know I will probably be blogging about my many attempts at maintaining sanity. Since I clearly have a handle on things now.

4 comments:

  1. I've been dealing with "close-to-dinnertime" games and sports practices for a while now, with no end in sight. Do you have a crock pot? It can SAVE YOUR LIFE.

    I think I will put together, during the next week or so, my list of "favorite meals I can get on the table in 20 minutes or less" from the point when I walk in the door after mom-taxi duty. Check my food blog for this update:

    http://sfomomfridge.blogspot.com

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  2. I got started on that list. I haven't linked it to my recipes yet, but the list is there to give some ideas. This will help ME when it's sports time again (I'm on reprieve until September...ahhhh...) but with a middle-schooler in basketball (winter) and softball (spring) and a high-schooler in track (3 seasons) it's pretty much never-ending around here.

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  3. My kids don't even know what extra activities are yet. 3 yr. old did Little Gym, but it was during the day. I am sure once oldest starts 1st grade, our lives will get much busier. I am trying very hard to keep our lives simple...it isn't easy. BTW, I changed my blogger name to sahmqueen, so I wouldn't be confused with Musings of a housewife.
    glory

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  4. I have 2 words for you: crock pot.

    Start your dinner in a crock pot in the morning, and it will be ready to eat when you are ready to feed your little army.

    Christine

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