These past few weeks I've been pruning our calendar, getting rid of all that's not absolutely necessary. I even bowed out of classes we already paid for & stopped piano lessons which my children loved, loved, loved. Apparently I haven't pruned enough, though, because we still don't have one full day at home on any given week! We have blocks of time at home but no days to live spontaneously and free....and it's getting to me. (Not to mention, when do I do housework??) Soccer, vision therapy, Bible study, homeschooling group, theater class & church are our weekly commitments intermingled with birthday parties, meetings, book club, get togethers with friends and nights out with the family.
So what's a girl to do? Stop going to church? Skip vision therapy because she won't die without it? Drop out of homeschooling activities because the kids don't need life experiences or friends? Only one child can participate in sports at any given time? None of those seem realistic.
I fully understand that I'm not the only one living this dilemma but I also know that many families are not burdened by calendar woes. Is it just my perception? Should I keep a log of how many hours we're home vs. hours away? Am I too pessimistic & choose to see the worst in every situation? Or....is our calendar really out of control?
If you have any words of wisdom, I'll gladly listen........