Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #9


Thirteen Things about having four kids in sports at the same time



1. They all get to learn from each other...if they're playing the same sport.

2. The parents get to make a lot of new friends, in a lot of different settings.

3. The kids learn responsibility for gloves, cleats, uniforms, caps, balls, bats...

4. The parents learn to juggle....practices on Monday and Wednesday for team #1,

practice on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for team #1, practice on Saturday for

team #3, and we don't know yet for team #4...plus the other family activities on

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday....and homework....

5. The two littler girls learn to entertain themselves at games and practices.

6. The parents learn to say "NO" to anything else....

7. The parents learn budgetting...for buying more gloves, balls, bats, cleats, uniforms...

8. The kids learn to do their homework in an efficient manner, in order to make it to

practices on time.

9. The kids all make new friends on their teams.

10. The parents remember how to make quick, filling meals, in order to get kids to

practices and games on time.

11. The kids who have played before add to their skills.

12. The kids who have not played before learn a new sport, and learn about taking risks.

13. The whole family gets to learn more about our new town, and makes new friends

and more memories.



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15 comments:

Neen said...

Some good reasons as to why to put them into sports.

suchsimplepleasures said...

i get overwhelmed when i have 2 kids going two different places in one day...i'm impressed. i would be pulling out my hair!! or...binge eating.
xoxo

Robyn Jones said...

You are one brave lady....

Toni said...

I like how what some would say was a problem, you managed to find the silver lining.

Very inspiring.

Toni

Wendy said...

You go, Laura! Glad you and the kids are getting so many positive benefits out of it. :)

Briggie said...

well God bless you! great idea for a TT. thanks for stopping by my blog too! take care and God bless you, again....heheehehehehe

D... said...

Quick, filling meal? Seriously? You rock! I won't tell my kids that such a thing is possible. ;)

Natalie said...

That sounds mighty stressful! But what a good mom!

Lori said...

What a wonder way to make a hectic situation look glorious. I had 2 in sports and I was running around ragged:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Dawn said...

Yikes! You must be a very organized mommy!

forgetfulone said...

All that is so true... especially the memories.

Chelle Y. said...

Wow! You must be very busy! I have a hard time getting one child to soccer practice!

Toni said...

I am always in awe of parents who have multiple kids in multiple sports. I have trouble shuttling one kid to her things!

Melanie said...

I don't know how you do it. I get overwhelmed keeping track of activities for 2.

Bottles Barbies & Boys said...

Way to go mom, I've been there I know what your going through, only I have three not 6!