msd Posted August 25, 2003 Report Share Posted August 25, 2003 Hello. I'm sitting here on the last day of a short vacation (and it was heavenly), trying to figure out how we're going to make it all happen this fall. My dancing daughter has moved up a level at her studio, thus adding more travel/studio time to a full life. We've got a while until she's old enough to drive herself , so I guess I'm looking to pick the brains of other dancer drivers who are in similar situation. This summer was her first SI (fairly local -- so we only ended up with about 2,500 dancing miles on the odometer for that one , rehearsals still continue there). So far, for the occasional weekday call, I've been able to use vacation time...but that's not a bottomless well. I have a wonderful, supportive husband, who has no flexibility in his work hours, so the driving duties fall (you guessed it) to me. As I will be running straight from work, picking her up right after school to drive to class, I've picked up a new Crock Pot cookbook.... I'll be hauling my laptop and cell phone, as the studio is *just* far enough away that it doesn't make sense to drive back home, then turn around to go back. Fortunately, the waiting area is relatively comfortable. In other words, it's the end of August, dancing daughter is back to school tomorrow, I'll be back at work, the studio opens next week, rehearsals are intensifying for a September performance.....BLAAH! We'll be fine. We always pull it off. But beyond setting the table for dinner before I leave in the morning, keeping a spare set of dance duds in the car for emergencies, and an up-to-date family calendar on the fridge. I'd love to hear from other folks how you balance it all. Moms who homeschoool or have other kids to shuttle to soccer, etc -- join in, too -- we're all working moms...and we're all trying to figure out how to keep things flowing! Happy back to school, and back to studios to everyone! msd Quote Link to comment
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