The stressful weekend
Mar26

The stressful weekend

Every few months, we have a stressful weekend. Our weekends are always busy, with football on a Sunday, football or rugby on a Saturday, plus the kids going various places and bits of housework and shopping to do, not to mention my husband working as usual. But every now and then we get a much busier weekend. Ironically of course, these weekends are supposed to be fun. They’re things that we want to do and will enjoy doing, but...

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Strange weekends
Jul06

Strange weekends

During the approximately eight months of the year that constitute the winter (in kids’ sport terms, if not other terms), you will often find me moaning about the lack of freedom and flexibility of our weekends. Not for us weekends away or days out. Because we’re committed to sport! Last winter wasn’t quite so bad – we’d moved on from Saturday morning football and Sunday morning rugby of the under 11s...

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Reclaiming the weekends
Jan28

Reclaiming the weekends

One of my biggest concerns about the boys getting involved with team sports was that it would wreck the weekend for the rest of us. It’s a big commitment playing rugby every week. It’s an even bigger commitment playing rugby AND football every week. Of course you can miss weeks, but our family doesn’t work like that. If we commit, we commit. It hasn’t been so bad. Part of me likes the routine of getting up,...

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