Monday, August 3, 2009

I have seen the future and it takes place in a black SUV

I am trying to set up all the extra-curricular activities my kids want for the school year.

Oddly, they all seem to fall on the same days in the same two--three hour time frame.

Sarah has insisted to be in a two day a week ballet class because her favorite instructor, the school director, teaches it. She refuses to even sign up for a second choice. In her words "I will only be in that class and if that class if full, they need to make room for me."

Exactly 30 minutes after that class starts, the music class Dino wants to join begins. And there are no other options here. Music is one of the few things Dino truly loves, enjoys and looks forward to. I just cannot stop this class.

Then there is Miley. The theater we went to over the summer is putting on a fall play. Miley has been bitten by the acting/singing bug and wants to desperately be a part of the fall production. Before they go to every day practice, they have three day a week, two of which take place exactly 45 minutes after Sarah's ballet starts and 15 minutes after Dino's music class.

Oh and did I forget to mention this classes are not near each other, not even close. And the class time is right around evening rush hour?

I am thinking if I drive, drop-off, drive, drop-off, drive, drop-off, pick-up, drive, pick-up, drive and pick-up drive, Spanky and I will be spending exactly three hours in the car two days a week (it won't be so bad both days as Dino's music class is just one day a week).

We may need to buy some books on CD.


Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

I'm sure you've already thought of this, but you SO need to find someone to carpool with!

Amanda said...

As the above comment said,I hope you find someone to share the drivivng with!

Clare said...

oh my gosh, it must be so hard to schedule everyone, especially when it sounds like they all really enjoy the classes! good luck:)

Burgh Baby said...

You better add "chauffeur" to your name. You're very busy, and you're very busy driving around all over the place!

Elaine A. said...

OH girl, I feel for you! I think you need to hire a car service... If only, right? ; )

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Hang in there, Mac Girl! Can I call you Mac Girl?

Momo Fali said...

I see that my idea was already taken. Carpooling sounds like the way to go. I don't envy you one bit either way! Good luck!

Anti-Supermom said...

Oh Lisa - what a horrible spot to be put into. I hope that other moms/dads will be able to make something work with your family.

Good Luck~