I seem to be spending a lot of time in my van lately.
Yep, my kids have all reached the age where they have places to be and they need me to get them there. I car-pool to make it more efficient but really? Most nights I am driving from 3 pm to 8 pm at night – that's 5 hours.
That is 25 hours a week.
It didn't start out this way, I was actually pretty good this year at cutting back on my kid's extra-curricular activities. The problem is my kid's teams/activities are all going well and since my kids are 'winning' all of a sudden they're now off to the provincials or nationals or play-off rounds and that has stretched our winter activities season into spring.
This also means that extra practices have now been added for the extra 'play-off' games. Add to that the new spring activities that have started which are now being layered on top of the extended winter activities and guess what?
My evenings are gone and I'm driving kids everywhere.
I love my kids, I want them to succeed but you know what? I'm tired of driving. I want my evenings back.
So now I'm praying for them to lose.
Just please, don't tell my kids that, okay?