August 29, 2007

The Art of Scheduling

Tracey over at More Than a Minivan Mom wrote this post on Monday. It was so funny that I just had to post here for y'all to read. If you want to read it over at Tracey's, click here.


Monday, August 27, 2007

Negotiations

(after reading the e-mail from Sam's soccer coach. Did I mention that Sam is doing soccer?)

Me: "Can you leave work on Thursdays in time to get Sam to soccer practice at 5:30pm?"

Rich: (looking at me like I'm speaking Cantonese) "Soccer practice? At 5:30? You realize that I would have to leave work by 4:30 to do that?"

Me: "Well, I'm in Temple for clinical on Thursdays. How am I supposed to get back from Temple in time to get him to practice for 5:30?" (for those of you non-Texans, Temple is 50 miles north of me)

Rich: "But I already have to leave work early every Monday night because you have class until 8:30. How am I supposed to leave work early two nights a week?"

Me: "I don't know. How is Sam going to get to soccer? I guess I can see if I can leave my internship by 4:30pm, which means he would only be 10 minutes late or so"

pause

Me: "Okay, so just so you know, Sam has his soccer game every Saturday morning. Lucy and Bailey also have their swim lessons every Saturday morning"

Rich: "Okay"

Me: "But Bailey's karate class doesn't start until 6:45pm because he's an orange belt now. So what if we did karate class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I can leave for karate with Bailey when you get to the soccer field after work on Thursdays"

Rich: "Okay"

Me: "Oh, and we really need to start going to church again to counteract all this Jesus freak stuff. The opening day is this Sunday. I'll go and sign them up for RE classes"

Rich: "Okay"

Me: "Okay, so that's class for me on Monday nights and you need to get the kids, Bailey's karate class on Tuesdays, soccer and karate on Thursdays, and swim and soccer on Saturdays"

Rich: "Right"

Me: "Except for September 15th because we'll be in Dallas"

Rich: "Right"

Me: "Oh, and September 8th is Sam's first soccer game so they're taking team pictures. And we're also having Sam's birthday party that day"

Rich: "Right"(pause)

Me: "See, this is why I'm going to graduate school. So I can get a part time job after I graduate so that I can manage all of this"

Rich: "Right".

Posted by Tracey Robinson

2 comments:

JeniBeans said...

This, my friend, is just another good reason why my kids don't play sports. =)

Minivan mom said...

I'm flattered! Thanks. :)

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