After playing soccer with friends while visiting New York this summer, Okapi wanted to ply again this fall. Today I told Okapi we weren’t doing soccer this year. She didn’t like the no soccer idea but I can’t do it. Two random nights a week plus Saturdays. When she played before, practice went until 7:30 and then a 20 min drive home. There is a schedule for games but they are somewhere from 8-3pm.
Two years ago, Llama was still on a bottle and could fall asleep in the Tula or stroller. By the end of the spring season, she was walking but was content pushing the stroller around. That would not be the case now. I don’t know how to entertain Llama during all of Okapi’s soccer times and then bed, bath, and books for a normal sleep routine when we would get home past her bedtime. And we didn’t do any fall activities that year- no pumpkins or fall hikes because Saturday’s were eaten up w soccer. Now I’d need to figure out Llama’s naps in there too or have a super cranky toddler and momma.
This is part of being a single mom. I can’t do everything and there isn’t someone to switch off with. No one can stay home w Llama so I can take Okapi to practice. I can’t afford a babysitter for all of those times and can ask my sister to commit to taking her all of those times either.
Maybe we will try karate- it’s less of a time commitment :-)