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Waving the White Flag

I could be just hours away from surrender.

The story begins in October of last year. I sat across from my daughter and shared with excitement that she could choose any activity she'd like to try this school year. Whatever she wanted to pursue, she had a promise that we would fund it and be committed to it on one simple condition: she needed to see it through.

Swimming became the activity of choice and we began our weekly trips to the local recreation center for lessons. Our common goal was that she would progress through the last three levels needed of lessons so that she would have all the skills she needs to be on a swim team this summer. We are entering the final level of lessons and there is only one problem: I'm over it.

After about six weeks, she was over it. At week 18, I'm ready to wave the white flag and surrender. I don't want to argue about going to practice. I don't want to schedule around swim lessons. I don't want to drive back and forth to the re…

Another Month Gone?!?

I almost didn't believe my computer when it showed that it has been almost a month since I posted! How is it possible? Where did the time go?

If you're reading this, my guess is you know the feeling. Since my last post we've had croup in our house along with at least three other viruses. We had Valentine's Day and a l-o-n-g President's Day weekend. We have been to several birthday parties and hosted out of town guests. It's also Girl Scout cookie time, so we've got that in the mix. (It took me about 3 hours to warm up after a very chilly cookie booth sale outside of our local Safeway grocery store on Monday!)

So long story short, I know exactly where the time went. It was spent doing what mom's do. I went to basketball games and swim lessons. And even though I spent my fair share of time behind the computer, it's difficult to squeeze in those extra few minutes to do "my thing."

It makes me wonder about the things we give up to be a mom. So…