Friday, October 8, 2010

Transformer Mom

October 10, 2010

I feel like I've actually become my mini-van in the past two weeks--a Soccer Mom Transformer. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I love that my kids are involved and active. I think it helps keep them balanced. And to be sure, there will be days in my not very far off future when I'll miss these days, these snippets of conversations we have traveling to and fro, often one-on-one while I transport one kid or another to the soccer field, or play practice, or choir practice, or Robotics, just to name a few. Yup, I'm tired at the end of the nights, and the van is filled with the accessories of youth perpetually, but the alternative simply isn't an alternative. Time flies, and before I know it my mini-van will become superfluous and will transform and shrink into a sensible two-door car fit for one whose kids have moved upward and onward. Until then, I'll relish in the miles I put on the road with the kids, and do my best to make the most of that time together.

1 comment:

  1. You're so right! There will come a day...

    Another way to look at it is this: We should be grateful that our children CAN run and play and DO have friends whose houses they need a ride to, and DO have a joy of singing, for example. To complain with that in mind would be shameful. I try to remember this, but of course, I forget. Thanks for reminding me... :)