Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Going for the Gold in Mom Sports
While I am sitting here watching the Olympics and admiring all of the athletic feats, I realized that us moms actually participate in many mom sports of our own. As a mom of older kids, I found most of my sports to be Track and Field in nature.
I pretty much do hurdles on a daily basis when I jump over all the shoes, coats and backpacks that don't seem to make it farther than the hallway by the front door. The hurdles are much more abundant during the school year.
Almost every day during the school year, I participate in sprints with one of my children. This particular child tends to move in slow motion in the morning. (well, actually all the time) One of their siblings has to be dropped off at school nearby about 15 minutes before this particular child needs to catch the school bus. While I do the drop off with their sibling, this child is supposed to finish their breakfast and put on their shoes. Pretty much every single morning, I have to leave the car running rush them to the car and down the street to the bus stop just as the bus is coming down the road.
THE 5 MILE RUN
I don't know about you, but several times during the school year it happens a least a handful of times. Two of the kids will need to be at a different location at the exact same time, several miles apart. It has happened with school events, dance lessons, Awanas, and more. It also often happens that one child will have more than one thing occurring on the same evening, back to back to back. It is great when we can divide and concur, which is what we had to do every single Wednesday with our daughters this past year, but that is not always possible. On the days when I have to do it all, I just do the best I can and go through the drive thru for dinner.
I don't know how it happens, but it always does. When out with my kids, I somehow end up holding all of the backpacks, coats and other misc. items my kids may have. I don't know how many times I have actually said.. "I am NOT a coat rack!"
Pretty much all moms participate in the marathon. How many times are there days when you do 3 loads of laundry, wash dishes, get the kids off to school, blog, attempt to do housework, volunteer at school, go to the grocery store, run to dance lessons, make dinner, help with homework, get the kids to bed and collapse in bed 18 hours after you started the day. While what you do during the day might change slightly, but at then end of the day you feel like you have been on the go the entire day.
While I am sure there are more sports I participate in, these were the first ones that came to mind. What types of mom sports do you participate in?