When you are a parent, you want to give your child every opportunity. You do. But this also means that your interests are secondary, if that. Even if you do limit activities to one sport per season – resign yourself to sitting in the driver’s seat of your car, especially if you have more than one child. We have been unusually lucky with activities falling on the same day but at different times, although it does make for a long day. When they do overlap, a divide and conquer mind-set prevails as we fan out over suburbia.
Happily, they love their activities and it is wonderful to see skills, teamwork and friendships develop. We share in their successes and disappointments and try to make it a family day. Pack a lunch, bring the dog and if possible, drag encourage the siblings to attend each other’s games.