I can't believe how quickly April has gone by. Tomorrow is the last day of April and I feel as though it passed me by. April, at least in our neck of the woods, signals green grass, blossomed trees, flowers, (and pollen), barbeques, and relaxing on our deck..(at least before it gets too hot that we can't go out there). We've been so busy with baseball games, soccer games, and school functions that we haven't had a free weekend to enjoy just being. Those of you who are familiar with the sports scene know that it's not just going to the games, it's providing snack, being there at least 30 minutes before the game starts, rushing to get one child to their game even when the other's isn't over yet. (Not to mention trying to tolerate the disgraceful way the baseball coaches play against each other where "winning at all costs" is their mantra, instead of teaching the boys the game...but that's a different story for another time!)
My kids love their sports, but I'm finding myself hating the time involved. I feel cheated that I don't have the time to just relax and appreciate just hanging out. Or, having the chance to choose a fun family activity for the day. For the past two weekends we have been out of the house from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. just attending ball games. Lunch is usually eaten out. I can not tell you the last time I cooked a home cooked meal two days in a row! And it's not just the weekends, my son's baseball games take up time during the week as well!
May is not looking much better (as far as free time on the weekends). My daughter is graduating from college (good thing!), and sports continue until June. (Ugh) We have not yet mulched or planted flowers or started a garden....will June be too late???
I'm hoping to strongly suggest that my kids take next spring off from sports so that we can discover other great things to do....