It has come to this in the Huang household: even Saturday morning is a fire drill.
Weekdays are a bit of a blur, between two hard jobs for the grown-ups and two long schools days for the children. Which makes weekends catch-up time, in terms of chores, sleep, and family time.
But weekends have their own activities, as well. We are nowhere near the high end of extra-curricular overload, as our kids have one thing each rather than the two, three, four, or more that some of our friends' children have. But it still makes for a crazy routine.
Jada has had gymnastics every Saturday morning since the fall, which is a three-hour commitment between the class itself and the commute to and from. Aaron has baseball now, which means one weeknight practice and one weekend game. And I, in addition to my work week sometimes bleeding into the weekend in terms of catching up on emails, cranking out reports, or attending networking events, am now teaching a 3 1/2 hour class at Penn on Saturday mornings.
So the last few weekends, all three of us have had something going down on Saturday morning, which has meant a heavy load for Amy and enlisting the help of her parents and/or our friends.
Thankfully, there's light at the end of the tunnel. Jada is taking a summer break from gymnastics so she's done until September, Aaron's baseball ends by the end of the month, and my class lets out in early August. Then, maybe we'll revel in the joys of sleeping in, watching cartoons, and not having to race to and fro to everything.