Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It's getting a little crazy around here......

I can usually handle the craziness, but I am getting a little concerned for myself. You see today I kind of volunteered to coach a soccer team for 4 and 5 year olds. It all started so innocently. I have been wanting to get Cooper signed up for Parks & Recreation soccer, but I procrastinated and the deadline passed. At first I though, "oh well", then I realized that I really wanted to give Cooper the opportunity to play a sport since he has had to sit through endless practices and games watching Ben. So today I call the parks & rec office to see if by chance there was still an opening for soccer. The answer was "no, but we have a waiting list and you would be second on the list." So the next word out of my mouth were "well, what if I coach a team?" Huh, did I just say that out loud? To which the P & R gal replied "that would be great, I'll have you talk to Heidi, please hold." Oh no! Heidi, the P &R coordinator gets on the phone and in no time at all Cooper is on a team and I am the coach! She gives me all the details for the coaches meeting tomorrow evening and the team meeting on Saturday, I pick out our jersey colors and the conversation ends. Just like that I am now the coach of eight four and five year old soccer players (if you can call them that). The good news is that the coaches kid get's to play for free!
That in itself would not constitute craziness, but that added to the fact that Ben is playing baseball right now which is a 3 day a week committment and he recently started swimming with a swim club, which is 2-3 days a week, I still have 3 1/2 months left in my PTA treasurer duties, I play on an indoor soccer team on Wednesdays, and Cooper has swim lessons on Wednesday mormings! Fortunately Dave is handling most of the baseball duties (I just go watch the games) and Cooper's swimming lessons....otherwise I'd be headed for the loony bin. As it stands I'm just headed to the poor house because of gas prices!


Gina said...

Just exactly were you thinking?!?!?!
Slap... Slap... Slap!

The Aldridge's said...

The good news is going crazy is a really short trip for most of us! (Ok that didn't come out right, or maybe it did. Just trying to stay positive.)

We will be praying for sanity in the incredibly busy time for you and the fam.


meleea said...

it happens very mysteriously!! Before you know it you have said yes and your'e over committed. it happens to us every year. we start the year with the minimum and end in craziness.
you will be a fabulous coach! and your little guy will have great memories of you being so involved!

Debbie said...

That is a really funny post...and I am glad it's YOU not me! Eight 4 and 5 year olds...oi vey!

Julie said...

oh my gosh, how funny. That does sound crazy but you'll have FUN! I could never volunteer to coach soccer because that is the one sport I don't have the first clue about!