Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I've Struck Out...

It's 8:34 and I have escaped... to the tub. Probably too much information, but I have filled the tub to the rim with Thymes Eucalyptus bubble bath and my glass to the rim with my Crystal Lite Cosmo.

I have escaped. Not from my husband. Not from my children. Not from the kitchen that more than likely needs to be cleaned. I am escaping from baseball season. We are in the beginning of the playoffs...

For some of you, it is soccer. Others, it is lacrosse. And it's not that we don't love our children - or even the sport itself. Every year, I can't wait for the season to begin. But now we are TIRED. We are tired of the driving back and forth and back and forth and back and forth to practices and games and practices and games... And you know what I'm talking about. It's at least four nights a week.

If you could see my color-coded calendar, you would see that S (green) and J (yellow) are all over the place. My color (pink) and family events (blue) are so sparse one might wonder if we even exist.

Now, I know that I am complaining. And your calendar, I'm sure, looks the same way. We have only one sport per child andI feel our lives are so scheduled. But I really want to be able to do is just go on a walk with my family around the neighborhood. I want to have a sit down dinner with a meal that didn't come out of a stir fry or skillet pasta bag. I want my husband and me to watch the boys throw the ball to each other and do tricks on their skateboards in the cul-de-sac. I want nothing to do. And not just for me, but for my family. Am I so wrong?

Maybe I could get credit if I just bought one of these for the backyard?


  1. Love it-our season just started, but I will definitely feel the same in a few short weeks. Enjoy your bath and your cosmo-well deserved.

  2. I hear ya! We're the same way right now with both of my boys playing baseball! I can't wait for it to end or school/homework to end--- something's gotta give!!! Hang in there!!!

  3. I am so with you on this, and my kids are barely starting the world of athletics. I can't tell you how glad I was that the second of two soccer games last weekend was cancelled. And, we have a much shorter season that those with kids in baseball, so I really feel for you folks. Doing nothing can be a beautiful thing. Enjoy your Calgon-take-me-away time - you certainly deserve it!

  4. Having had one finish up with sports, Scouts, Beta Club, et al and graduate last year, all I can say is that you really do kind of miss it when it's gone. (And, I still have one in the throes of high school and one just getting started (sixth grade.) All I can say, is "Hang on, Bevy, summer's coming!"

  5. You lucky lady! Tis the season ~ hang in there as it will be over before you know it and you'll be enjoying a slower summer schedule:)


  6. Enjoy this season of your life, Beverly!! It will seem short when you are looking in the rear view mirror although it seems forever and tiring now.
    It was soccer and basketball for us!

  7. I'm feeling it too! It's chaotic, we live by the calendar too. Looking forward to some downtime soon!

    Have a great weekend...at the baseball field;)

  8. You enjoy your bath! You deserve it

  9. Let me just say my husband has NO love of team sports which is all at once strange and delightful! He has other flaws though!! LOL

  10. Oh Sweetie ---I HEAR you loud and CLEAR! I feel so incredibly over-scheduled not just with sports but all the end of year parties and recitals and awards ceremonies and Harry's procedures...etc. We are off in 10 minutes to another ceremony for Will---UGH. I just want to do nothing at all.


Thanks for your sweet comments... They make my day just that more Golden!