I love, love spring.
But it isn’t for the reasons you think.
Plus, that first phrase is laced with sarcasm.
I hate the spring because it’s the one season of the year when I not only don’t really see my husband, but I rarely see my kids either.
Actually, no, that’s not true either.
I do see my kids – from afar as they kick around a soccer ball, catch baseballs or run the 400-meter relay in track meets.
Spring is the one season where my three kids have a sporting event EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. OF. THE. WEEK.
And we only have three kids in sports. My daughter isn’t even in dance or gymnastics. It’s a good thing too because I have no idea what day we’d cram that into our schedule.
Spring is also the time of the year when the dinners I prepare are far worse than the already subpar meals I cook on a daily basis. It’s pretty much grab-and-go. We won’t have a family meal until mid-June.
The other night we had chicken patty sandwiches, with a few side dishes that I don’t recall. Maybe pickle slices?
Last night, it was chicken in a crockpot. (I feel that when I make a crockpot meal that that is putting forth a lot of effort to feed my kiddos. But, in reality, it was just chicken that cooked all day rather than it cooking in a pan, waiting to be burnt. Plus, microwavable rice! SCORE!)
Tonight, it was more chicken – baked, not fried – with fries and a random southwest salad premade from Wally World. Earlier before THAT meal, my daughter ate four turkey/bacon pinwheels — also premade at Wally World.
My teenager eats two dinners. One after track and then another after soccer. I am going to need a third job to feed him when he enters high school.
Is there a day after Friday that I am not aware of? Is there an extra 24-hours in a week that is hidden away from moms like me as other parents watch and laugh at our poor ability to juggle careers, school, homework, dinner, practices, games and meets?
Think about it. It would make for excellent TV.
But then who would watch it because no one watches TV since no one is ever home anyways.
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