Denise - posted on 03/21/2012 ( 19 moms have responded )
Was wondering if I am being too protective of my 10 year old daughter in this situation:
She is in the school play. She has performances this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. She is also in the Spring volleyball league. She is supposed to play a game at the local Y at 9 AM this Saturday. She has a performance the night before until 9 PM, has to come home and shower, and get something to eat, and then head to bed. She might get to bed by 10:30 PM if we're lucky. The Y is 30 miles away. So, I would have to get her up at 7 AM to get up, have breakfast, and get ready and get to the Y before 9 AM so she can warm up. She'll get out of the Y at about 11 AM. Then she has to be at school by 5 PM to get ready for the second night of her play, and she'll be there again until 9 PM.
Now, do you think that's too much for a 10 year old girl? I want to have her skip this Saturday's game so she can sleep in and rest up. But, I think I am the only mom doing this, and almost all the girls in volleyball are also in the play. So I'm feeling pressure from the other moms to have her play the game on Saturday.
I'd really like some opinions from you other moms. I think it's too much-I'm afraid she'll overdo it and get sick or something.
Thanks much! ♥