One upon a time as a single Mommy I worked, and attended college full time and devoted all the time I could to my child. She got older and became a cheerleader. I'd load up the boy in the stroller and we'd head out to 2 hour cheerleading practices every weekday with a game each weekend. Then they aged.
The eldest no longer cheers but I'd grab the boy and the youngest girl and head out to 2 hour football practice daily, with games on Saturdays...
The youngest starts kindergarten this fall and isn't even in sports yet. It's the boy's first year of tackle football so we've been doing 2 hour practices for a week now and I am tired.
The sad part is that with J here and the ex-MIL at the ex's house the girl does not have to go. The ex has visitation so I can only claim a need to attend 2-3 days a week...And he's coaching so I could bail and just show up for the games, but the Mommy in me won't let me.
Perhaps it's the difference that he plays sports year-round. Perhaps it's that with the eldest being 20 I've had my share? I don't know. I do know I'm not totally looking forward to this season though. I fell like I was cruising along through summer and someone sucked all my time away from me in one fell swoop.
I'm sure once school starts and it's no longer 90 degrees at 830pm I will feel better about it. But for now, I am simply one tired Mom.