As I run from place to place, driving kids from one activity to the next, making sure everyone has the right equipment in the right place at the right time (who cares if it is clean at this point!); I am asking myself how we managed to get to this point. Over committing yourself is not fun. The tendency is always to regard it as a short term situation that we can muscle through if we just keep driving hard enough. Unfortunately it can be much more sinister than that. It can be a symptom of our endless need to do more and be more and never let anyone down.
As parents we sign our kids up for the activities they enjoy, the ones they are good at and the ones we think will look good on college and job applications.
But life balance is not about trying to do everything. It is about balancing all the aspects of our lives – including time just to be ourselves and have fun.
Make sure in this season of activities you schedule in time just to relax and have a little non organized fun.