"Of all the animals, the BOY is the most unmanageable!" ~ Plato

11.16.2008

It's OVER!

Fall sports that is! While the games are great fun to watch, the practices were starting to take it's toll on me. With Jon, Tucker AND Tanner playing, it was a lot of work for dear old mom. Jon had football M-F with games on Thursday. Tucker and Tanner had practices on Thursdays with games on Saturdays. It was a tight, hectic, all over the place schedule for me but I did the best I could. I am SO glad it's over. I think they all had fun. I'm not sure if Tuck and Tan will play soccer again next year even though they seemed to enjoy it. They seem ambivalent about the whole thing. Oh well, I guess we don't need to discuss it now anyways. Jon probably won't play football next year. He had SO many injuries this year that he only got to play in ONE actual game. Luckily they do a 5th quarter where all the rest of the team gets a chance to play. I think it was a humbling experience for my boy who always wanted to go pro.


Me, I'm very much looking forward to lazy nights at home, curled up with my guys either playing a game (I've been stocking up on board games from thrift stores) or watching a good flick. I am already planning some fabulous family meals. It was next to impossible to sit down together with our previous schedule. Tucker and Tanner are still doing karate classes which was only adding to my stress level. It was just a bit too much all at once. Ahhh, to have a minute to breathe. How relaxing!

What about you and your family? Do you or your kids participate in sports? Are they over yet? Are you looking forward to the free time or are you signing them up for the next busy activity?

80 comments:

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I hear you about the sports! Football for our two older ones ended last weekend...finally!
They can't wait for soccer in the spring...I can-it's always a lot of running around. My five year old is also in tap dancing...and he loves it-that goes all year...
I just read your story on your baby brother-I can't believe it! That was so sad-I don't know how parents live through that-you must have a broken heart that never heals...and you as a sister-I just feel so bad for all of you-my heart goes out to you!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

The Twilight Books are an easy read-you can read and watch the kids at the same time-usually! (I can give you the first one if you want it! Email me-lorikids1@aol.com)It would be a pleasure to share my guilty pleasure!

Shasta said...

Yours are over and ours are just beginning! My oldest is the only one of "sports age" and he's just started wrestling which is taking up 3 nights a week.

Enjoy your time off from sports!

{Ashley B} said...

Enjoy your break! Sounds like you have a crazy schedule to keep up with. I have two boys, the oldest is 2 1/2 so I still have some time to keep my sanity. :)
I read your past posts and was so sad to hear about your brother. what a difficult thing to go through. i nearly lost my baby sister two months ago after she was run over. I can't imagine if I had. It sounds like you and your family are very strong.
Oh by the way...congrats on your SITS feature! That is how I found your blog. :)

Firefly said...

Congrats on being featured at SITS great blog :)

Ritch in Love said...

Congratulations on SITS day!! ENJOY! And way to be an awesome mom!

Lilly's Life said...

Congratulations on your SITS Feature Day. Enjoy it! I am sure you are busy with your five gorgeous boys. I love their names.

Indrayani said...

5 boys!! and you get time to blog!!
U are an inspiration woman!

Lovely blog!!
:)

swile67 said...

I popped over here from Sits...glad i found you...happy Sitsta day for you today..you will enjoy all the comment love! thanks for sharing your brother's story!

Tracy said...

I bet you are ready for a little break. My two didn't play any sports this year, My sister's two oldest boys (6th and 7th grades) played football. They had their last game Saturday, it was their Superbowl. They were undefeated the whole season.....yeaaaaaaa!

Have a great Monday!

Brenda Jean said...

My kids are in track. One does hurdles and the other throws shotput and discus. Last year they were in middle school and high school so practices were at different times and places--same with meets. This year they are in 9th and 10th grade so it will be easier:) It was SOOOO hectic. I feel your pain! My daughter is trying out soccer for the first time this spring.

Luciana said...

Five boys and I'm thinking about baby. You inspired me!!!
Lovely blog!

Shelia said...

Congratulations on your blog being featured at SITS today! Woo Hoo!!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

paestar said...

A fellow SITSas here. I have one son and I am busy, whew!! I don't know how you do it!!! But I love their names, very cool.

i'm black betty said...

congrats on your SITS day!!! :D

i'm never more happy when football season and deer hunting season is over. i feel your pain!!! :)

Andrea said...

Luckily, my boy is to young for sports still. but i'm sure he'll play everything! i can't imagine keeping track of 3 different schedules! go momma!

Rachael said...

I know EXACTLY where you are coming from! I have 3 boys and they all play sports. We lived and breathe SPORTS! We had Varsity Football, Youth Football and Fall Baseball this year and I feel like my life went by in a blur from August until last Saturday, when we had out last game. My younger two wanted to play basketball and we just had to say "no" this year. We need a break from all the craziness and a free weekend would be nice too. Spring Baseball comes up soon enough!!

Love your blog and I respect the heck out of you with 5 Boys!

Becky said...

Wow! I don't know how to did it! I only had one in football, and it was very hard to get thru the fall. If any of the other kids had something going on it was very hard! Our football team also had a rule that during practice you had to stay. SO I was usually at the field chasing after a baby and 7 yo for 2 hours a night!
Coming over from SITS! Congrats!

sandy said...

Came over from SITS to say congrats!

Great blog!

Lorie said...

I feel your pain! I only have two that are involved in activities and can't imagine any more!

Enjoy your time off!

Kristin said...

Happy SITS day.

We just finished fall baseball and just signed up for basketball and indoor soccer. Sports never has an off season at my house.

April said...

congrats on your SITS feature day! no time to read right now, but you're bookmarked for after the kids go to bed. i have two baby boys, omg girl, you must be a saint :-)

Jen said...

Stopping by from SITS.

I'm so glad soccer season is over. It's been nice not to have to race around during the week and finally have our weekends back. 3 practices + 2 Saturday games = 1 tired mama.

We are taking a break until spring soccer. We all need a time out.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

My girls' aren't involved in anything at this point - it all costs too much $$... but I'm okay with it actually...

Enjoy your downtime and game times!!!!!

namaste said...

Oh my gosh.... I hear you about sports! I know my son loves playing but the practices are a killer. I couldn't imagine how hectic your schedule is with 3 in sports! You are amazing!

Honey Mommy said...

My boys are a bit young for sports... just yet! I'm sure that soon I will be running around just like you!

Enjoy your SITs day! You deserve it lady!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Stopping over from SITS! Congrats on being blog o' the day!

KimmyJ said...

Hey SITSta!!!

Maki said...

Oh my goodness, you have five boys????? Well, my mom-in-law has four boys and all her grandkids are now girls!!! (is that comfortaing or what?) lol)

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!(well rested one!)

lemonologie said...

Wow - 5 boys! You have your hands full! Congrats on your SITS day!

Mandy said...

Happy SITS day! I don't have any of my 3 girls signed up for extra activities, I hate to drive and also I'm going to play with them as much as I can before they don't want to play with me anymore.:)

Shelley said...

Hey congratulations for being featured on SITS. Wow, five boys. You are awesome.

~Trish~ said...

Congrats on your SITS day!! You deserve it! I have a boy who is in everything, I cannot imagine that times more than that LOL Can't wait to read more!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

We truly don't know what to do with ourselves. The last soccer game for both our girls was yesterday. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! What shall we do? Rollerskating? Movies? Board games. Maybe just... be... lazy! Imagine that: soccer practice-free Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and game-free Saturdays! YES!

Happy SITS day! Have fun with your newfound freedom (until Spring, that is!)

Cindy said...

Congrats Sitsa! Five! Wow!

Vickie said...

Have a good SITS day!! I am not looking forward when my girls start to do activities. I feel scattered right now. But, I guess that is what happens.

Heather A@desertnightcreations.com said...

Congrats on getting some free time and congrats on being the featured blogger!

Mindy said...

I'm coming on over from SITS! Congrats on your SITS day =)

I have 3 boys (Well including my Hubby, he's as much one of the boys as the little guys are) and I can't imagine having 5! But I'll bet you guys have non stop fun at your house!!

We don't do sport here. I just can't take it and luckily my boys are 6 and almost 8. The 6 year old does gymnastics, but the almost 8 year old prefers books and reading to anything athletic. And I totally encourage that!! That way I can keep my sanity!

Ginny said...

Happy SITS day. My girls dance, but a lot of their friends do sports. I couldn't keep up with the schedule. With dance, I know where I have to be, lol.

Vickie said...

I'm back. I just read the story about your brother. Wow, what you all must be feeling, still. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Blue Castle said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! I'm looking forward to reading about your life with 5 boys. I have 2 and man, somedays I think I'm going to go crazy. :)

NJDecorator said...

WTG on your SITs day! With our youngest son, we let him choose his sports and he is now doing HS wrestling and golf.

He seems to like bothe and we have to keep an eye on grades, as he can get distracted during the season.

ElleBee said...

Happy SITS Day! I thought I was busy with two boys, but FIVE?! Goodness, you deserve some sort of Mom Award. :) Mine are 8 and almost-three, but still, my 8 y/o has been bitten by the activities bug. He's settled into karate, which right now is only one night a week, but we have scouts and church activities as well. He keeps us hopping! :)

Summer Saldana said...

Oh my gosh! How cute are you guys???

Love your blog, and congrats on your SITS day!

Hugs...Summer

Michaela said...

At 3 months my muncher is still too you for all of that, I'm sure it will change though!! Congrats to your SITS day!!

Kristy said...

wow 5 boys! i have 2 and they are wild! i can't imagine having 5 boys. at least they say boys get easier the older they get...my girls are going to get harder the older they get! lol
Congrats on being featured over on SITS today!

Christina Lee said...

congrats on your feature...

Bethany said...

Yay for your SITS day!

Bethany

Star Forbis said...

Hi it's nice to meet you. Great Blog. I have 5 brothers and 2 sons myself, I can relate! ;)

ann ominous said...

how fun your life must be!!! :-)

great blog!

jennifersusan said...

Happy SITS Day!!!!!! I'm a mom of 3boys and 1girl, but my boys are easy. They aren't into sports, or really anything but reading and games. We have afterschool activities, but nothing like what you've been dealing with! Have a great break from all that!

gingela5 said...

Congrats on being featured! Hope you have a happy SITS day!

Michele said...

Enjoy your SITS day...I am going to have a snoop around! I am curious about this 5 boy thing!

Laura said...

Have a happy SITS day!

dddiva said...

Around here it is little diva's and drama. Lots and lots of drama (rehearsals, that is).
I cannot wait until the play is over and can pretend I have my own life again.

RebeccaMom said...

Our kids are in sports, and we are just getting up and running for football season here in Florida (it is now "cooler" weather- ie: not searing heat! LOL) i am always relieved at the end of the season to have our Saturdays back. We usually take a little break and don't do every sport/activity year round. I stopped by from SITS, it was fun to read your blog!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Congrats on being sausy.

Kids and sports are so much fun!!
My 9 yer old is always in one sport or another.. We just got done with basket ball.

It's winter sports now.
Snow boarding and sking..

Marrdy said...

Congrats on yor SITS day!!

Kally said...

Congrats on being the featured SITS featured blog :)

Sports? My little girl is taking swim team classes. Does that count.

SuZ said...

Hello! Congrats on being saucy!! :) You'll love the Twilight books, trust me . :)

AmberP said...

Enjoy your SITS spotlight :) Woohoooo!!! You are my hero... five boys! Just amazing!!!!

Rhea said...

I have two boys, one was in soccer, the other football, and I'm happy to say they are BOTH over! WOohoo! Now we have a brief break before basketball season starts up.

Congrats on your SITS day! Loved your sense of humor and posts. Enjoy all the wonderful comment love.

Ashley said...

Congrats on your SITS feature!!

Breanne said...

Love Lazy nights! Congrats on SITS. My daugter is young so she does ballat and gymnastics. It is year round.

Anna K. said...

Stoppin' by from SITS...congrats, by the way!

My brother and I did sports when we were younger and I remember how crazy things were for my parents. I'm sure they were more than happy to have those lazy nights, too!

My son is 5, and hasn't expressed an interest in organized sports...yet.

Tracy P. said...

Happy SITS Day! Five boys...hope you have an ipod. I always say, boys are noisy people. I adore them.

Sports--we are CONSTANTLY weighing our need for family time against our kids' need for activity. We definitely don't seek out more commitments, but have found that some are definitely more demanding than others. Our son played football for the first (and I hope the last) time this year, and it was SO hectic! But I LOVE that 5th quarter idea!

T said...

We kept our 5 out of sports this fall... life was just too crazy for all of that... of course, Spring brings Dance, Gymnastics, Soccer, and Baseball... ugh - free time is about to end around here!!

Stopping by from SITS - congrats - I of course had to read down your whole page... love your blog!

Who am I? said...

Wow, I am impressed. I found your blog through SITS, and I am glad I did - you are an awesome mama! We have one boy now, but are hoping for a big family. Fun to read about your adventures!

TL said...

Happy SITS day!
I completely understand your situation, and I only have two Indians to keep quartered! We're basketballing at present. That should continue for another month and a half and then will give way to baseball and softball season. It IS crazy, but fun, and you miss it when the season is over. Besides, what else would you do? Lay around on the sofa and eat bon bons while the husband reads the paper and the children play quietly in their rooms? HAH! Right!

Leah said...

WOW!! I thought my life was busy with three boys (ages 2,3,4).

I opeted out of sports for my 4 year old this year (even thought he was asking to play soccer) because the husband is overseas... we'll see about next yera when I have back up.

Tranquility said...

Whew - another sports season come and gone and you lived to tell about it! ;)

Enjoy the break - I'm guessing it will go by very quickly!

HAPPY SITS DAY!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Popping over from SITS! Congrats on your feature.. I cried when I read Brennen's story. {{{Hugs}}}

Jennie said...

Congrats on being Saucy today... I have 3 kids and I can't imagine having 2 more... you must have great under eye concealor.... we participate in Baseball, T-Ball, basketball and cheerleading, we told them they have to choose 2 sports/activities, because if they tried to do it all, i don't know how we would make it....

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Not too big into sports here, but two of my girls are in a homeschool bowling league this year. That's been fun!

Hi from SITS!

momma said...

i was frustrated with one boy playing soccer and one girl playing piano! i'm glad soccer is over, but we are ready to jump into basketball for him!

Michelle said...

I remember when my kids were young and full of energy and I was driving them everywhere. It will end alot sooner than you think and then you'll think where did the time go?? enjoy it now :)

heathersister said...

Congrats on being featured blogger.

Good luck keeping up with all those sports and activities. I only have on playing sport and I thought that was bad. You go girl.

Finding Normal said...

Happy SITS Day to ya!
Mine are still too young for sports, so I love a relaxing evening. After we do Addison's therapy and have meetings at school and all of the endless errands.
Enjoy your comment love!

jori-o said...

kid sports are such a commitment! We just ended soccer season too. Happy SITS day!

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITS feature. I hope that you are enjoying your day in the sun.

As for us, sports are over and it is full steam ahead to the holidays:-)