Tuesday, July 24, 2007

To schedule or not to schedule that is the question...

It's almost at the end of July and there was a certain crispness in the air as I was driving home from work that made me long for fall. Its rare for July to be anything but muggy this time of year in New England. By the end of the week we will be back in the "dog days" of summer, so the dry air was truly refreshing....

Which brings me to my next problem. Along with the thoughts of fall and back to school is the inevitable over-scheduling of the children. Every year I say I am not going to do it, but I somehow find myself lured by a new gymnastics studio, soccer balls, hot pink hockey gloves and I think "Am I depriving the world of the next (insert sport/activity here) star???

But

Its not just me. As I was sitting at the hair salon getting my gray's covered, my hairdresser asked the oh so popular question to break the ice "so what are the girls doing in the fall?" I always want to answer "analytical geometry and yours?" So it is truly on everyone's minds at all times. For the first time in a long time I said "well, Cat will be doing soccer and I actually don't have anything lined up for Cal...."

I immediately started back tracking, by saying "well I plan on signing Cal up for gymnastics or, or swimming or both, well and if Cal does swimming, I will sign up Cat as well..."

What am I doing? Am I crazy?

The women sitting next to me immediately piped in about the latest greatest dance academy, kids-gym and music class...(gee I haven't even thought of music). There is a whole new way I can torture the girls and kill our free time (and wallet)...MUSIC, what about ART, what about DRAMA....

We are all guilty is what I have learned.....

but

I did see the cutest hot pink Lacrosse stick on line? Anyone want the url? Maybe I can coach?

~T

Because I mentioned sports, I will end with a sports quote about one of my favorite places on earth, and if you are ever in Boston, you will have to come and visit....

"We love Fenway Park because we love antiques, be they rocking chairs or ballparks. But we love it even more because the eccentricities of the place mirror our own. It is, like us, difficult and cranky. And this makes it a mighty hard place for a player to play in. Too bad. Players come and go, but Fenway Park may become an American Pyramid." - Boston Red Sox Sportscaster Clark Booth in Fenway by Dan Shaughnessy

3 comments:

Dana said...

I was really not ready to start thinking about all the "after school" activities but I guess it is time.

Trish K said...

Uh oh, sorry Dana...didn't mean to stress you

Kris said...

Trish, I sympathize. The Head Coach from my son's hockey team emailed me yesterday about hosting a pizza party for the boys to kick off the season. While I can say that my son is a one-sport kid...that sport is, as you know, hockey. August 27th - March 30th...one season, one sport? But the good news is....the rink will go up! Chocolate cake shot, anyone??
Love, Your Cosmo Twin