Today was the beginning of the hardest 4-6months of the year, BASEBALL, and this year we’ve added soccer to the mix. What were we thinking? Four out of six of my boys play basketball, baseball or soccer and although I love seeing them active, it makes for a very long and tiring week, every week. Two days of practice and one game day is the schedule for baseball, same for soccer, and basketball, who knows what you’ll get. I’m not complaining of course, but what about my life. Does it just stop because I have kids? Your answer may be different from mine, but I say, “no,” and “Hell No,” as a matter of fact.
I realize as parents we have a responsibility to our children, and that means a sacrifice in our time. Especially since I have seven children, I expect to give up a lot more of my time. But sitting on the toilet seat for an extra 10 minutes just to get some “alone time” is no longer enough for me.I have to find time for myself, no, I need to find time for myself, and just as importantly I need to make sure my husband and I spend time together. Really, where will be in 15 years if we spend all our time with these kids and not enough time together? I’ll tell you, we probably won’t last 10 minutes after the last kid leaves the house.
Our youngest child is nearly 3 years old, meaning we have 15 years until the last child leaves the nest. We have to prepare right now for the time when it’ll be just the two of us. I want to know the man who will be staring in my face all day, (as we won’t have any interruptions from the
starring without any kids in the house). While I can’t wait for that time to come, as with any thing in life, one must be prepared. I would hate to wake up to a quiet house in 15 years and not know the man who is lying next to me because we were living just as roommates all this time.
So while I will always make time for my kids to play sports, everyone should know that I probably won’t be at every single game, and I probably won’t stand in the cold at every single
practice. Anyway, here we go! 4-6 months of scheduling time for sports, family time, alone time and time for me and Bobby. Wish me luck.