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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 13, 2010
    On The Farm In New England

    Default School/Activities - Endless...

    Love the kids and all but here we go! Anyone else already overwhelmed with the "schedule"?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 4, 2005
    San Antonio, TX, or thereabouts


    It's a busy one here too. I feel your car pain.

    I've generally held kids (who are younger) to one athletic and one fine art "thing" per semester, but the sport this fall is 2-3 times per week. :-P Only through October, however, which is the only reason it slid through. Come on, November!
    "And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 1, 2004
    Magnolia, TX


    Yes. Practices 2-3x per week, games 1-2x per week... I cannot wait until the fall sports season is over!!
    "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 28, 2006
    The rocky part of KY


    Early hour classes make DH have to drive her daily. We had a deal with a nearby friend to split driving but that failed. She has marching practice for two hours 1x a week and games are the next day. It's just too far to drive home and back twice so I do review for work in the car and we have season tix for the games. Language club will be meeting starting next week and lessons may get squeezed out altogether.
    When I was a teen if I couldn't get there myself I just didn't get to go - how do single parents cope?
    Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
    Incredible Invisible

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug. 22, 2009


    As a 16-year-old with 3-4 days of rehearsal and 2-3 days of riding (40 mins from home/25 from school) per week, plus SAT class 2x/week, driving lessons and some semblance of a social life: THANK YOU MOMS! We may not show it, but it does matter to us!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 31, 2003


    Jumpthemoon, give your mom a hug and kiss

    Mine are allowed one activity each and of course LMEqT rides so that is easy, so far. When she gets older if she wants to show, that will no longer be easy. My son does soccer and dad coaches, so he handles that. My girlfriends and I get together and go cheer at some of the games.

    I allow no fundraising other than Krispy Kreme donuts so that makes it easier, too.
    "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan. 26, 2006
    Fort Worth, Texas


    isn’t nothing, buy a each kid a horse and have your kids drag that thing across country showing it ... And that lasts all year...afterwards you get to keep the horse as the kids go off to college and then come back and .... you know what still have those horses....and that started twenty-two years ago

    so four high school years of stuff on Thursday night... just isn't much

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