So many kids, I don't know what to do.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Manic Monday

My ex-husband is good about having the kids when he is scheduled to have them.  He is decent at picking up and dropping off from sporting events, band, church group and so on.  He is terrible about taking the kids to doctor/dentist appointments.
It just so happens things have been crazy at his work and he has had to cancel a weekend and some weeknights.  Because he hadn't seen them in a while he ended up asking for them Monday night.  I asked him if he was going to be on time to take Tanner to wrestling.  He said yes.
I that point I laughed an evil laugh chuckled sympathetically and said, "Oh good.  Before you drop Tanner off at wrestling you need to take Saigie to art class, then drop Tanner off.  Then you have to go pick Ty up from driver's ed and take him to church group.  By the time you do that it will be time to pick Saigie up from art class.  Then go back and get Ty and then finally pick Tanner up by 8:00.  And somewhere in there feed them. "

In his defense he did attempt to do all of it without complaint. 
BUT he did not manage to get Ty to church group.  It isn't the end of the world. 
I don't have to do this particular set of activities every night, but I do hope it gives him a memorable taste of what I am talking about times I say I haven't seen much of the kids.

What is your busiest day?  Any helpful hints?


  1. I know! My kids have church group in the next town over, but because they are a year apart, they go at different times - Aaron goes to the Sr. High group and Bridgette to the Jr. High group (next yr. will be at the same time - Hallelujah!). So, they get off the bus at 3:15, I am usually trying to preplan parts of dinner. I run Bridgette to youth group at 4:30...get her there at 5:00, get home at 5:30...throw together dinner then get some of my own work done until 6:45 when I take Aaron to youth group and pick up Bridgette and have to pick him up again at 9:00. The best part about getting them at different times, though, is that I have alone time with them. They usually cover basically the same theme at youth group and then I can talk to them and maybe weasel some serious talk with my son - who rarely shares his heart - but sometimes will if I can catch him in the right frame of mind...which I can sometimes do after youth group. I know this isn't my BUSIEST day, but it is the day my hubby does not like to take over, because it is so much running back and forth to the SAME town, SAME building. So, I do it. No biggie for me. I guess I'm used to the mudane. I'm a's my life! ;)

  2. Wow, that sounds exhausting! We're not there yet and I'm not looking forward to all the running around!

  3. Blah that sounds challenging to say the least. We're not there yet either...although I find myself not signing Thing 2 up for as much stuff just yet. Not fair I know but she's 5 and doesn't know the difference.

  4. tuesdays i have tommy @ hockey at 4:20, christopher @ basketball.5:45.(hubby is asst coach but when the weathers bad he has work so i fill in..i dont know what the hell im doing.)..i bring Bad Baby everywhere and they have been eating mcdonalds.. we do homework and baths after 7:00..and lately i have been drinking wine by

  5. I try to only go to work, and then lay on the couch the rest of the day.

  6. Holy crapinoli. I'm exhausted just READING about it.

  7. I'm thinking he's not going to be so keen on asking for a Monday visit again!

  8. I can't even imagine. If I have one thing in the evening you'd think it's the end of the world. I'm definitely a homebody!

  9. I have a nagging suspicion that only women can handle schedules like yours. I haven't met a dad who could remember any of that.


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