Thursday, April 30, 2009

Daisy Mountain - the Drive

There are times here at Daisy Mountain when I feel like I am just going through the motions. For the next few months our life looks something like this....

Monday: daisygirl netball collect at 5:30pm (75 minute round trip)

Tuesday: collect daisyboy12 and friend from footy training at school (50 minute trip)

Wednesday: take daisyboys 12 and 8 and friend to footy practice (50 minutes)

Daisydad to collect daisygirl from netball then bring her to footy where I take her and daisyboy8 home after his practice (and BBQ dinner at the club)

Except for the last Wednesday of the month when I drive and dump the boys then get back to open up for patchworkers and daisydad brings all home late.

Thursday collect daisyson 12 and friend from footy training at school(50 mins)

Friday get over the last four days and prepare for

Saturday: one club game one school game

Sunday: one club game

And that is just the sport bit no teacher interviews, club meetings, etc.

Somehow I have to find the joy in performing all these drop offs and pick ups, I have to remind myself it gives me time to chat with the kids. I have to keep reminding myself that I have chosen to work everyday and that I need to find other times to do the things that need to get done or that I want to do like sewing. And I have to keep reminding myself it is only for this term then school football ends and we only have netball and club football to contend with then by the end of August it is over for another year.

And I have to keep reminding myself that in three years daisygirl will have finished school, and that in four daisyboy12 will be done with it, and that in just 8 years after that we will have all of them out of school.

Feeling better already.............. just 12 more years of hell to go - I must have done something very very wicked (and probably loads of fun ) in a previous life!!!!LOLOLOLOL

Have a fantastic day!!!!!!!



The Mrs said...

The wicked things are always the fun things that have repercussions later and boy do you regret those wicked things. Its all in day's work with a working mum. I know I wouldn't want it any other way. Sacrifice and Balance = happy kids & home.

Lotsa Love

joolzmac said...

Hi Daisymum
Yeah, sometimes it feels like we are just put on this earth to drive kids around and get things done for others and a lot of times not for yourself. I quite often think - what have any of my family done for me today...especially when I am picking up socks, putting breakfast dishes on the sink, making beds, washing, ironing, cooking, wiping, tidying.....blah, blah, blah!!!
But thats my lot and thats my life.
I'm happy.

Cheers - Joolz

PS - Taking Brianna to netball practice now! We sing to Taylor Swift on our way there and back. Lol!

The Old Dairy said...

Some days I hate the car cause I am always in it....but come on we love to watch them get a goal and win that game.....all that driving is worth it...

joolzmac said...

Hi Daisymum

You need to get a cup of coffee (hang on...delete that...)er, glass of wine and visit my blog to FINALLY read about our holiday in WA. It's an epic!

Cheers - Joolz