It's Tuesday and activities are now in full swing. That means that last night was our only night home this week. That makes me sad. Why? Because, I'm a homebody. I like to come home from work, put on my shorts and t-shirt (in winter...sweatpants and sweatshirt), strip off my makeup, put my hair up in a pony tail and relax. To me, that means pouing a glass of wine and starting on dinner. Last night we had a phenomenal shrimp scampi with pasta and veggies. It means a relaxing dinner, not hurried in anyway. It means a nice big cup of coffee after dinner and conversation with my family.
In reality, our nights for the rest of the week will look like this:
get off the bus, get snack, do homework, inhale dinner (likely something out of a bag that I made quickly), no wine (I'm driving my kids somewhere), get crap together, get in car, drive to _____ (soccer, dance, drama, etc.), wait an hour (play on blackberry), drive kids back home, shower, bed.
I think it's great that my kids want to play sports, dance, etc....but I wonder if in the end if it really is beneficial? It's a lot of added stress in the evenings. Are they becoming more well rounded kids with these activities?
What do you think? What does your evening routine look like?