Being a parent is hard. There’s a lot to do and be responsible for especially with young children. What gets harder as the kids get older is keeping track of activities. Thankfully there’s a calendar in phones but there’s still so much to remember. And with five kids it’s so so much to remember.
Chase and Shane had soccer practice Friday nights but their season ended last Sunday. Two weeks ago they began basketball practice on Monday nights. This week they had basketball practice Monday and Friday night at different schools at different times. That’s not confusing or anything. So what did we do? Show up tonight at the correct school but an hour too early. Oops. Changing the day is one thing. Changing the location is another. And the time too, way too much to change.
And this Monday when the boys normally have basketball practice but don’t they have an end of the year pizza party. Lost yet?
This was the first time in 8 weeks Reese did not have hip hop. She still had ballet and tap but only one class instead of the usual two until January when hip hop starts up again. Alice does not have dance next week because of the holiday. Another change to remember.
This week was American Education Week at school. The kids had to wear blue on Monday for World Kindness day and again on Tuesday for Diabetes. I remembered blue one day when putting clothes out but not the second day. The kids remembered and proceeded to change before school after yelling at me for not having blue out for the second straight day. Oops.
Then Thursday was an Open House for parents at their school so I had to remember the three time slots for their visits and what order I was going to each classroom.
My new boss started work this week and I had to remember when our staff and individual meetings were. And there was a farewell party for our interim AD that I had just enough to stop at before I had to train softball on Thursday.
And Reese has a friend’s birthday party Sunday and I forgot to get that present when we were out last week getting a present for the birthday party Chase went to last weekend for his friend.
Life is busy with five kids but it’s all the extra stuff and scheduling that make it crazy. It’s that overload that is hard to keep track of.
Despite the many schedule changes and school things to keep track of I love my five kids and this crazy hectic life we live!
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