Thursday, April 16, 2009
I am suddenly becoming very aware of how busy life is with three kids. When they were all much smaller, I had a great deal of control over their schedules. Now that they are school aged, things are slipping out of my control. I have greater clarity in how hard it is to manage a household where every one seems to be going in different directions. Sure, my husband and I have final say in what the kids are allowed to participate in; but how do you tell one child they can be in baseball, but it would be too much work to also have the other one participate? Why does she get to be in Scouts, but he doesn't? This is on top of all the various school requirements and a husband with a long commute home. Where do you draw the line? We really aren't involved in tons of activities, but when you multiply it by three - things get a little dicey. I don't know how larger families manage, but I am ready to pull up stakes and go hide out in the country!