I really don't get how parents work full time and find time to do all the necessary school stuff. I guess not every school is the same as ours, and it's never quite this busy, but holy cow these last three weeks, there is something going on at Jaspers school almost every day! Last week there was a school concert, a field trip (both of which I went to, Drew the concert) and field day which took up half the school day. Drew took a half a day off and went to that as well. This week theres a poetry slam session, celebrating summer birthdays, half a day of school (early pick up, something that would be hard for working parents I can imagine) and an assembly celebrating kids who have turned in homework all year and those who haven't been tardy yet. If I had a 'real' job and wanted to be present for those events, I would have had to take off 6 days just in the past 9 school days alone! So really, working parents, how do you do it??
I had always assumed as soon as my kids were all in school full time, I would go back to work. But the busier each school year gets, I wonder if maybe that isn't the right choice for our family. We want at least one parent to be able to be there for all of our kids activities and special events, it's looking more and more likely like you can't have it all. Or can you? I would love some insight from you working parents!! Are you able to manage a career, and still be there for all your kids school activities? Not to mention swimming lessons, soccer practices and games, etc. etc. ?