This morning my son went for an interview at 6 a.m. to possibly be a coxswain with his school’s rowing team. Now he has not decided himself whether or not to participate, because of the time commitment. Practices are every morning at 6 a.m. and sometimes earlier when the weather is nice. Getting up at 5:15 a.m. five days a week is tiring, not just for him, but for mom & dad too. Why? Well, we would have to drive him to practice if we wanted our car (we are a one car family), otherwise he would be leaving much earlier to take two buses down to either the bayfront (where he would have to walk a few blocks) or the two buses to school. So, if he decides yes, and is accepted onto the team, do we let him participate? To be fair, his sister’s who were on the school soccer team, had twice weekly practices that we drove them to, but they were at least at 7 a.m. Hubby works shift work, so he could drive the teenage boy a few times a week and even on day shift, he could drive, come home, and still have enough time to walk to work. Being disabled, mornings are not my best time of day, so if dad couldn’t drive, I would most likely give the son the car for the day.
What would you do?