Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm not loving February

This month is tough.  I knew it would be, but that doesn't make it any easier.

The four oldest are still in swim club and I decided to sign up the youngest for swim lessons. But the class which is held at the same time as the older kids' practice was full, so I took the one before it.  That means two days a week, we eat supper at 4:30 in order to leave at 5pm, drive to the next town over, and shuttle kids through swimming until finally the oldest two are out of the pool at 8pm.  But they still have to shower, change, and dress, so, we're usually arriving home around 9. At which time I want them all in bed, *now* but they want a snack first.

What long days these are.

Add in the other running for piano lessons, violin lessons, flute lessons and I simply have no desire to do much of anything else.

But we did this whole goal thing, so it at least keeps me honest with bookwork.  I'll be super happy when February ends (youngest finishes lessons) and even happier the second week of March (swim club winter season is done).

Now to just make it till then.


Laura said...

You know that song that goes by Trace Adkins...

You're gonna miss this

You're gonna want this back

You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast

These Are Some Good Times

So take a good look around

You may not know it now

But you're gonna miss this

It is a good exhausting...and hats off to you for trying to stay on track. I know it is hard...but sooo worth it all. Hang in there...spring is coming.

Angie said...

Oh those silly kids. . .mine won't come in the door and go straight to bed either!
Can you pack snacks for them to eat on the way home? One less thing to do before calling it a night, maybe?

Dakotapam said...

Mine won't go to bed if we are out at night either, it is like they feel cheated of their free time, so I often do let them blow off steam for a bit, of course mine have to get up early the next day, half do fine with it...half don't! Good thing that this is a short month!

Michelle said...

It's tough for me too - but it's because of my side job - registrations coming in like crazy. But that job is done at the end of the month too and brings a paycheck that helps us out! We'll have to each chocolate "together" when the month is over! :)

Glenda said...

Angie, yes I could pack a snack but that would require forethought and planning! LOL I've done this before but now we're doing good to get out the door. :-)

Laura - everyone says I'll miss this, so I'm sure it is true, but my eyes don't see that now. ;-)

Pam- it is nice that we can sleep in, but we try to go to Matins every morning at 8:30 so that doesn't leave a lot of time to sleep in. At least though, we can take breaks to lay around during the day while reading.

Michelle - my chocolate will have to have caramel inside. :-)

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alisha said...

Hey thanks for the informative post, Swimming classes should be something that a person takes up when young. Well I guess an adult can also take up swimming lessons. Never too young to try!