Michael P. Soulier
But I Digress
So currently, mostly through habit, we signed up Jaan and Aisha to both Soccer and Baseball this year. That’s not normally a bad thing, as baseball tends to be done around mid-June and Soccer is usually just getting going by then, so there’s been little overlap for the kids, historically.
I left signing up the kids until the last minute. Hey, life intruded, it happens. So, I’m frantically trying to get them signed up so they’re not disappointed. Aisha’s U6 slot was simple but Jaan’s was almost full so I put him in the only spot left, which was actually in the Goulbourn Lanark Soccer League, as I found out, his first competitive league.
Meanwhile we’re having a drier spring than last year so the fields are ready sooner, so they started sooner. Now we’re buried each night in an activity for at least one, if not both, children. Whee! Fun with one car and a home field that is a ten-minute drive away which is really pushing cycling distance with a kid.
And, to make matters worse, they conflict. If I learned nothing else in Physics I did learn that being in more than two places at one time, at least macroscopically, is highly, highly improbable. So as convenient as it would be if we could quantum mechanically jump between baseball at one field and Soccer at another that’s 20 minutes away, lets just say I’m not considering that a possibility while planning.
I did ask someone at Goulbourn Soccer about this jokingly and she reassured me that they do, in fact, talk. Unfortunately it is a logistical nightmare for them to work around the myriad of possible conflicting extra-curricular events that kids might want to take part in, and I sympathize. Next year we’ll probably pick one or the other for each child.
Still, it would be nice of Stittsville Softball didn’t schedule a game on the same night as the Stittsville Public School fun day.