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The Crazy Fall Lineup

confusionSo while summer isn’t “officially” over until Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:29 PM EDT, the fall routine is now in full swing. All the kids are back to school, church events are rolling, and everyone is back at work. And confusion and chaos ensues <grin>.

Now that we’ve moved north of Toronto our daily ritual is figuring out who needs to be where and when and who their going to carpool with to minimize the number of cars that leave the driveway. With four cars and five people this could be easy — if money was no object — but the rising price of gas forces us to do our best to minimize movement.

However, we have three kids, in three different schools, me at work in the city most days, and my wife who has commitments in town at the Pregnancy Care Centre and visiting her Mom, so it makes for interesting schedules and planning.

For instance this is how our schedule has looked (or will likely look) this week:

Monday:

  • M, N, T & B leave at 6:30am
    • B gets dropped off at the bus stop in Newmarket (and this didn’t even work, as the bus got B to school 15 minutes late!!!)
    • T gets dropped off at school in North York
    • M gets dropped off at work in Scarborough
    • N takes car and visits Mom and goes to PCC
  • D takes leaves home at 8:00am
    • D parks at Don Mills and takes subway to school downtown
  • N picks up M at 4:30pm and drives home
  • D picks up T at 7:00pm and drives home
  • M picks up B at 10:15pm from bus stop in Newmarket

Tuesday:

  • B leaves for work at 6:30am in Newmarket
  • M & T leave at 7:00am
    • T gets dropped off at school in North York
  • D leaves for school at 10:00am (parks at Don Mills and takes subway to school)
  • N stays at home and works
  • B returns at 2:00pm
  • D returns at 6:00pm
  • M picks up T at 5:00pm and travels home

Wednesday:

  • B leaves for school at 6:00am and drives to Newmarket where she catches the YRT bus to York
  • M & T leave at 7:00am
    • T gets dropped off at school in North York
  • N & D leave at 9:00am
    • D gets dropped off at Don Mills subway and goes to school
    • N runs errands, visits Mom, and has a meeting in the evening in Scarborough
  • B returns from school at 3:00pm
  • M picks up T at school at 4:30pm
  • M & T pick up D at friends at 5:00pm and drive back
  • N returns from meeting at 10:00pm

And that’s just so far this week!!!

I think when this is all figured out, and I’ve retired, I’m going to write a book. Of course by then I may have gone totally crazy and it will make no sense, but then neither does my life now, so all is good 🙂

Now, where am I supposed to be?

TTFN

1 comment to The Crazy Fall Lineup

  • […] That is the three day schedule for a household we all know that lives north of Toronto, Canada. My first response once I noticed this was, “Hey, that is nuts!” However my second response was, “Hey, that is pretty regular for lots of households.” I’m positive when their youngsters have been youthful it was no totally different, solely it was about soccer follow and music classes and youth group. So how is it in your loved ones? To learn this at supply with further commentary at Murray’s Musings, click this link. […]

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