Friday, October 23, 2009

Read-A-Thon Woes

I'm going to participate in this if it kills me.

I already knew about a birthday party my daughter was going to, I had factored the travel time in for that, however, the other day I found out she had basketball practice as well, from 10am - 12pm. Not a big deal, her school is just down the block, and I can go home for the 2 hours. Last night I saw the coach and he just matteroffactly told me..."Oh by the way, there is a parents/teachers/coach meeting on Saturday at 11am in the auditorium, before practice which has now moved to 12 - 2pm.


So now they are squeezing my day. She gets home from practice at 2pm, has to shower and dress and we have to be at the birthday girls house by 4pm (It is a surprise party so no late-comers).

How many good hours does this leave me? 8am - 10:45am. 12:15pm - 1:45pm. 2:15pm - 3:30pm and if I'm allowed to leave the party (I can read on the bus to and from) 4:30pm - 8:30pm. (read on the bus again) 10:00pm - midnight. That is if I'm not dead tired by then.

That is only about 10 or 11 hours out of a 24 hour day that I am 'free'. This doesn't include the laundry I have to do.

Good grief, why can't people understand that I have READING PLANS!!


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh no!!!! Make sure you take a book with you every where you go. I thought the read-a-thon was an excuse to cancel everything else???
My daughter (21yrs. old) has to work a shift right in the middle. So she is coming over before work, reading during her break at work, and coming back over after to spend the night. I am so glad she is doing it with me. Without her I can just see myself falling asleep. I have trouble staying awake during my FAVORITE shows!
I LOVE the "matteroffactly" I just started laughing when I read that word.
Talk to you tomorrow!

Tricia said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of your books. I haven't read anything on your stack!