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Friday, August 28, 2015

The kid and I have been counting down to the weekend - we are both so tired! Her days are actually worse than mine; she starts school at 8 am and isn't done with her homework until midnight, with two hours of soccer in the middle.

And I have my fingers crossed that we'll see our college kid on the weekend. It's his birthday next week, and I'm hoping that he'll be able to spend a day with us the weekend before or after. I want to cook a family dinner; the hub wants us all to go fishing. And I want to ruffle his hair and smooch the top of his head and ask him endless questions about his first week of classes as a sophomore.

I'm also trying to think of something relaxing to do with the kid. She has 3 soccer games next week, so that will be an even crazier week for her than this one! But she doesn't have a game this weekend, so I'm thinking doing each other's toenails and then Netflixing while snuggling on the sofa. We'll probably both pass out but that's part of the relaxation, right?

Tonight I didn't eat anything after 8 pm. It helped that I took a nap for a couple of hours after dinner!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Well, if anyone could use a relaxing weekend, it sounds like it's you and your daughter! Your plans sound so cozy! Catching up with your birthday-boy son and Netflixing with your daughter--I can't think of a more pleasant way to spend the weekend.

    It's worrisome when a kid has that kind of schedule, isn't it? In addition to your own stress, as a mother, you take on the stress of the child, too. It used to worry me so much when my younger daughter was in track and field in middle school (ages 12 to 15 in Japan), and she had both morning (before school) and afternoon practice, as well as cram school at night, track meets and practice on the weekend, and homework, etc. She got very little sleep at a time in her life when she needed sleep because she was growing. But she wanted to push herself, so I had to respect that, even if it caused me anxiety and forced me to stay awake, too. The results were great--she's so responsible, disciplined and organized as a young woman. I'm proud of her, as I know you must be so proud of your hardworking daughter! Enjoy every moment of your well-deserved weekend!
    2062 days ago
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    I'm sure whatever you come up with, she'll love!!
    2062 days ago
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