Re: question about finding the time?
Father of 4, youngest is now 19.
We had 3 athletes, and a drill team/dancer. The Drill teamer won 3 national championships with her High School team, 2 of which we traveled to California to witness. The 3rd was in conflict with a previously scheduled obligation. However, we never missed any other High School game or competition/performance of any of the kids UNLESS another one was also performing/playing elsewhere. 2 High School basketball State tournaments, 3 High School football playoffs.
In the 11 years from the oldest entering junior high to the youngest graduating high school we attended approximately 120 football games, 325 basketball games, 220 Soccer games, and 80 Drill team performances or competitions. All told, from the time the kids started in dance and sports to the time they graduated high school we attended more than 1000 games or performances.
We also attended spelling bees, geography bees, and science day competitions.
We attended all home games, all away games. (Some of our kids friends called us the Brady Bunch, because we were always together.)
Family IS FIRST, all the rest can wait. If we don't raise our kids properly, we will be a very sad country.
"No other success can compensate for failure in the home."
I shoot now because I can afford it and the time it requires. I still have to be careful to make sure it doesn't intrude upon the time I should and need to spend with my wonderful wife. I'll be the first to admit that I sometimes obsess over hobbies, which is when my dear wife has to pull me down to ground and remind me what is really important.
Now we have 2 grandkids and another on the way, and the cycle starts again!
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