Theresa Giarrusso is taking a few days off of blogging to tackle a couple of family and school projects. Keith Still, a mother of three, will be filling in this week.
Years ago, when we were thinking of having our second – and later, third – child, I remember asking myself whether I would be able to juggle toddler play dates with newborn naptimes; potty-training with infant feedings; or diaper changes with days out at the park. I also looked way ahead and pondered the idea of at least 12 years of college tuition, and in our case, weddings for three daughters.
Looking back, I realize my thinking was incredibly short-sighted. Managing the daily activities and needs of three young children is definitely a lot of work, but the real juggling act came when those kids got lives of their own.
All three of my daughters are in school now, and I’m proud of each one for finding and following her interests. My 6-year-old loves gymnastics. My 9-year-old is a big team-sport player