The familiarity of *here we go again*

Two days ago a dad of a girl on my daughter’s ringette team said two nearby towns are shutting the league for the remainder of this year.

A day later our league reported a positive case in a U12 team on the house league side. (My kid is U16 rep.)

On the way to pick up my niece at University, my phone interrupted my GPS to announce from various people who chat with me that this and that is getting canceled. Mostly kid activities related to sports.

Even the NHL is on pause, I found out later.

“Out of an abundance of caution…”

That’s the wording they’re using.

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How a simple 5-minute activity turned into an hour-long ordeal

I’m a bit discombobulated today, all over the place with my thoughts. I started out doing a sports registration for a kid which reminded me some of the canceled activities during lockdown resulted in credits issued. I had to go searching through emails and financial accounts to find out what was reimbursed, whether it was a credit on their account for future activity or on my credit cards, how much of it was there that I could apply to now, etc. There is so much online activity these days, I mean, how does on live without the internet today? Especially … Continue reading How a simple 5-minute activity turned into an hour-long ordeal

Youth sports, school, and a short story update

Yesterday I updated our calendar with the newly scheduled kids’ activities.

Despite the covid numbers rising in Toronto, youth sports is gearing up to get those kids back to the rink.

This is 🇨🇦 after all…

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Tapped out

I’m all people’d out. Finished. Done.

Tapped out of extroversion.

My daughter and I just completed a whole out of town weekend with a group of tweens and their parents. Games at rinks. Meals in atriums. Hotel room doors opening and closing amid giggles and shuffling feet.

Constantly.

Having said that, socializing is a nice change of pace for me. While at away games and tournaments, I get to talk with the sports parents in an environment other than rink lobbies for a change. This is good for an introvert like me. I do like occasional socializing, for a while.

But I have limits. 🙂 Continue reading “Tapped out”