Sometimes it is perfectly fine to say “when.” Your cup is full. You cannot handle another drop. It might look to someone else like “just one more thing” but to you, it’s the tipping point. You need to be able to self-advocate and ask for alternatives.
I was flying through my day earlier this week. I am in the midst of the craziest, busiest season I’ve ever had. Three high schoolers and a 3rd grader all wrapping up concerts, plays, final projects, getting late work completed, swim meets, and that’s not even including prepping emotionally, physically, and house-keeping-wise for my eldest son to graduate in less than two weeks.
Suddenly my daughter is telling me there are tryouts for the flag team she wants to be on again next year. On Wednesday. This week. Apparently they were in the announcements at school for two weeks but her math teacher doesn’t let them listen to the P.A. system announcements because it disrupts class. So it’s Tuesday and she just found out. Blink. Blink.
I was D-O-N-E done! Nope. I could not add one more thing this week.
But she loved doing flags her freshman year and I wanted her to be able to participate again. How on earth…?!?!