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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2011, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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How much are you involved in your kids school stuff? I feel completely guilty as perfect SIL leads scouts, volunteers at the school, and coaches basketball all while working full time. I can barely manage helping with homework and making dinner and my house is falling apart. Is there a balance I'm missing?
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My kid is in two afterschool programs, and that's about all we can keep up with - both DH & I work FT. Laundry, grocery shopping, house cleaning (such as it is Click here to enlarge) gets done on the weekends.

As long as my family is (relatively Click here to enlarge) happy, I could not give a shit about what other people do. It's been my experience that over-achievers tend to have other issues, and I'll take happy family over skeletons in the closet any old day Click here to enlarge
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I'm signing dd up for afterschool care and it feels like walking through church naked turning in the forms in the office.
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I don['t work and all I do is volunteer an hour a week at school. I'm not into other things at all. My oldest does Science Olympiad and Debate but all I do for that is drive.
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Do you. Be your family. It's hard to not try keeping up with the *insert whoever you are trying to keep up with here* but you really don't have to.

If you're all enjoying each other and the flow of life, then don't mess with it, ya know?
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DH and I both work full time. We only have one kid (so far), 4yo DS. He spends his afternoons in preschool or with a nanny. His extra-curricular activities are all either OT or SLT. I am hoping to get him into one fun activity next year - music, sports or foreign language. You do what you can.
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I have 3 kids a DH who works long hours and A FT job of my own. No way in hell am I going crazy with kid activities. My girls do scouts but at the moment that is our only activity. They are allowed 1 each per season if they don't conflict with each other or other things we have going on.


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DD is really busy with cheerClick here to enlarge/gymnastics. I drive her to her stuff and occasionally do stuff for the cheer gym, but nothing too time-consuming. I quit scouts (and so did she) because it sucked. I am president of the PTC at our school, but it doesn't involve that much time by me. I just do what I can and don't feel guilty about the rest. As long as they are clean and wearing clean clothes and have good food to eat, I'm happy. Click here to enlarge
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networking with coaches/leader/other parents helps a ton. I love middle school because they have an activity bus! Yay! lol

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I o quite a bit but I do not have a job so you know, I have to do something.Click here to enlarge
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