They only practiced today so I sat on the sidelines and made a new best friend. I swear, how is it that women can tell their whole life stories to each other in an hour?
But I digress...
We raced back home, excited to see my sweetie who had just come home after being gone for a week. The other kids were with Bossy and Gamer at the Home Depot class, so he came home to a mostly empty house. I had about half an hour before I had to take Sport to his practice. But I had learned by then and I just dropped him off.
Meanwhile, I was trying to solve a problem with some gloves I have been embroidering for a neighbor so I visited with her for 1/2 an hour and then I was late picking up Sport. I tried sewing the binding on a quilt I have been making but only got halfway through before I had to leave with Curly for his practice. I have to admit to being nervous and thinking of all the same reasons not to go that Scout had come up with. Only this time I was the coach and not the player.
But it turned out OK. I slipped right back into the role like it hadn't been almost a year since I was in charge. I remembered that I actually love coaching even when my shorties are trounced by the other team. After basketball was finally over for the day I got back to sewing the rest of the binding on the quilt. I sent Drama Queen and Curly off to do my grocery shopping and once again I was pretty much alone in an empty house with the Dog Walker who had a large assignment due and he was pretty nervous about it.
|Bean Dip tried really hard not to be in this picture!|
I sent most of the kids off to bed, but I couldn't sleep until the girls got home from their cast party so I worked on binding the quilt. Now that they have returned, I can get to my lesson I have to teach tomorrow. Why didn't I remember I was subbing an hour ago? Teaching and coaching are just not the same!