Saturday, March 31, 2007

Overwhelmed

Now let me start by saying I'm not complaining, okay maybe a little but, hey, I'm human!

So April is shaping up to be quite a month. Let's just start with this. I signed the kids up for sports. K and L both in soccer and H in baseball. Practice for H and L is on Tuesdays at 6:30 -7:30 but on opposite sides of town. How does one mom split herself between two? Doesn't happen of course. I call in back up. Nana helps and so does H's friend's dad. So every Tuesday is just crazy! Then K's practice is on Friday. Games on Saturdays until June 2nd unless they have playoffs.... Then I don't know but it starts cutting in to their summer with dad. Keep in mind games on Saturday, okay?

So starting this coming Saturday (the 7th). Bridal Shower for my cousin (mom's side). Sunday Easter at another cousin (mom's side). Then the 10th go out of town for work, mom has kids (Have fun mom!)..... Come back from NOLA on Saturday morning the 14th. Try to get to all the kids' games we can before yet another cousin's wedding (dad's side). Its in Galveston at 7:00 pm. Ugh! Also that day I have been invited to a 1st bday party for a good friend's son and a baby shower for another friend (her 3rd but this one is a girl!). Can't do it all and this is really where my anxiety is right now. What do I do on Saturday? I really want to blow off the wedding because it is just too much. Over an hour away, we have no clothes for it, the boys are not going to behave at that time of night and then over an hour home at night, in the dark with cranky kids who will probably go to sleep but still! Ugh! What to do?

Thankfully the 15th NOTHING! Except my parents will have my oldest newphew and nieces so we will probably end up over there unless my parents have had enough kids and noise.

The next week..... Practice on Tuesday for the boys. I plan to take Friday off and head to Dallas on Thursday night. Got a crazy Girl's Only Weekend planned! The kids will be with dad. Sooo they will all miss games, they will probably miss games the week before too.... maybe not all the kids but at least H if we do go to the wedding. So anyway, crazy but good weekend.

Then back to practices on Tuesday and Friday..... Saturday the 28th we have a family reunion in Galveston, over an hour away, mom's side of family.... it is in the middle of the day on Saturday.... Game day so yep either miss the reunion or miss more games. My mom has put so much into making this reunion happen and since I have one brother in Iraq and one in Colorado, I should really go to represent my mom's kiddos. Ya know?

Then May.... First weekend, my cousin that is having the bridal shower on April the 7th will be getting married the first weekend in May. Its an evening wedding and I think on Friday. I'm so happy for her!!!! I can't wait!

So then in May, practices on Tuesdays and Fridays, games on Saturday. Right now we can make all of them, and except for Mother's day there is nothing else planned this month.

Oh and did I mention I'm waiting to hear if my job will become perm or if I will have to move on and find another?.... I hate waiting.

Then L has speech therapy every Friday (except for this past one and not on Good Friday either).

Oh and also my 4th nephew will be born sometime in May!! That is big news but he will be in Colorado so it won't have the same type of time impact that it would if they lived here. But still big news.

Anyway, as I think of all I have to do, I feel a bit overwhelmed. Its not really bad but it is a balancing act for sure. If only I could decide what to do the weekend of the 14th. That is going to be a really rough day. I really want to blow off the wedding. I'm already not on my aunt's "good list."

Decisions, decisions, decisions.....

5 comments:

trappedintime said...

Amazing, and you're able to go to the bathroom too! I guess I'm selfish and take too much me time, family is important, but they have a lot more help than I do. Good luck with your desicions.

Builder Mama said...

Holy crap, that's a lot of stuff! I have limited Monkey Man to tae kwon do for two days a week and it's totally overwhelming me some weeks with all the other stuff we have going on. Good luck juggling it all, I know you can do it!

TxGambit said...

Trapped - Well my mom's side is the one I do just about everything with, as you may have learned.... its that one wedding that has me conflicted. Whah! Is a headache a good reason not to go??

Builder Mama - Yeah they are each doing one sport... but times 3, yikes!

Esmerelda said...

My advice? Just say no. The bridal showers and baby showers...unless you really want to go...and going benefits you in some way. Go to the kids games, of course, but the other stuff? Send a nice note. They'll understand some day.

I love my cousin, but I'm skipping her shower in New Jersey because I'm not hiring a sitter and driving 2.5 hours up and back. I'm sending her a lovely gift, though.

Esmerelda said...

oh and if you're conflicted about the wedding, skip that, too.