Thursday, October 7, 2010

Win-Win Deal

Every year, it seems there's one of "those days," where getting everyone where they need to be at the right time is a challenge. In previous years it's been Mondays, but this year it's Thursdays. DH and I carpool to work, so we can only have one car on campus at a time, but we need two cars on Thursday evenings to pick up M from fencing and B from ballet, both at 7:30, in different cities. DH teaches from 2:00-5:00, so we usually end up coming home at lunch: I can work at home with one car while he takes the other back to work. Today was even worse--there was a Boy Scout parent meeting at 7:30. I worked from home (avoiding the protests and pickets on campus), DH went to the meeting, and I picked up M on time and B twenty minutes late.

While I was picking up M, his instructor introduced me to another parent from our town, who wants to carpool on Thursdays. This works out perfectly for both of us--it's easy for me to deliver the kids to fencing, but pickup is the cause of all this car juggling. It's easy for T's dad to pick up kids from fencing, but the timing is bad for getting them there. So, starting next Thursday, I'll be delivering B to ballet, then M & T to fencing, then head back to pick up both B and DH at 7:30, while M will magically be delivered to our house. Yay!

1 comment:

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

{SMILE} That sounds like the perfect solution. I'm glad it all fell in place. {BIG SMILE, REALLY BIG GRIN}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin