Wednesday, 10 September 2008

My beautiful Gorgeous Boy is seven-years-old, and I’m shocked every time I notice how tall he is, how smart, how questioning. He’s growing! This change from little boy into a big boy has been hard for me. I tend to think he has a lot of clothes, for example, and today I checked the tag of a pair of some blue school pants that seemed too small and I saw that they were size 5. Yeah, poor kid. No wonder he kept complaining they were too tight! It was the same with El Cangri a few weeks ago. I thought his shoes were a size 7 at the most, and no, he’s a size 9. He has no shoes other than crocs.
The change is also hard for my son. He goes to school from 8 to 3, has futbol practice twice a week for 2 hours, futbol games on Friday, guitar and piano. Don’t forget scouts, and homework, and taking care of Coco, and reading, and scripture reading … The list goes on and on, and I find myself questioning our life. I’ve tried not to over schedule Gorgeous and Swan, but they want to go to school (I would home school if it was up to me, but they LOVE school), and they love their sports. Futbol and ballet are their outlets. They really love music too, and Gorgeous won’t replace guitar for piano, so it had to be both. I don’t know how people with more than 2 kids manage to drive them to all their appointments. I don’t know what I’ll do when the babies start their activities. I just see they’re tired and stressed, and they’re only 7 and 5! Today, after school, and doing homework, I asked Gorgeous to go get ready for futbol practice. To my surprise, he started crying and saying, “I miss you mom! I haven’t seen you all day! I want to be with you!” I want to be with him too, but I don’t see a solution; at least we have Saturdays completely free. They are sacred to me; I just let them play all day. I hope the children learn how to do chores just by my example because I can’t bring myself to adding something else to their already overflowing plates. Taking care of the dogs is the only chore they’ll have for now. We’ll see how we do in these following months.

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2 responses to “No time”

  1. Crystal says:

    Wow. Ok I was excited for my little ones to grow up but maybe I should be grateful with the time I have now. Good Luck and enjoy your Saturdays.

  2. C & C Baugh says:

    Busy, busy, busy! I bet you are so ready for Jeff to make it back. You are a trooper!

Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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