I’ve seen those signs you get for the back of your car that say ‘Mum’s Taxi’ but I never thought that I’d need one myself 😉 We have activities every night of the week at the moment!
I think I’m over compensating for the fact that until recently the kids didn’t really join in with many after school activities. I used to work 8.30am – 5.45pm four days a week so I was never at home to take them but since I reduced my hours at work to spend more time with them, we’ve signed up for everything that takes their fancy and the quality time I had envisaged us having together is mostly spent in the car driving to and from one club or another….
Our weekly schedule now looks like this (warning-even reading the list is exhausting):
Miss Frugal – Glee Club 3pm-4pm (free)
Miss Frugal – Orchestra practice 5pm-6pm (free)
Master Frugal – Karate 5pm-6pm (£4.00)
Miss Frugal – Karate 7pm-9pm (£4.00)
Miss Frugal – Brownies 6.15pm-7.30pm (£1.50)
Miss Frugal- Cheerleading 3pm-4pm (free)
Master Frugal – Homework Club 3pm-3.40pm (free)
Both- Sports Development 3pm-5.45pm (£7.00 total)
Master Frugal turns six next month and he’s wanting to join beavers which I’m hoping won’t clash with something else (unless it clashes with karate as that’ll save me £4 a week lol) and he’s also after joining the local juniors football club!
Surely, I can’t be the only one who’s children have better social lives than them! Please tell me your house is the same 😉
On the plus side, I do love that they are getting to try out so many new things and I get to go be a proud mammy more often as we have all sorts of presentations and concerts to go to now. Yesterday was Miss Frugal’s first performance with the Junior Orchestra and although most of the music was not recognisable (don’t tell her that though) I did manage to make out the Hokey Cokey and just watching her play gave me a lump in my throat….
We’ve also just experienced our first Brownie coffee afternoon where I had the pleasure of making cakes with Miss Frugal and then taking them along to the church hall, only to discover that the only cakes she wanted to buy were the ones we had taken! So I make the cakes and then have to buy them back! We also had to make a table decoration so that she could earn her hostess badge but seeing as we left it to the last minute (as usual) ours wasn’t as impressive as the rest. We used a toilet roll and disguised it with a bucketful of glitter and some hearts – apparently we passed though and a hostess badge will be winging it’s way to us shortly YEAY then I get to sew it on a sash that I get to buy from the shop for about a tenner DOUBLE YEAY!
Anyway, must go, I have a Healthy Eating School project to do help prepare ready for tomorrow 😉