On our evening out last night, Sam and I discussed a lot of things. One of the things we talked about was the girls' involvment in Girl Scouts.
At the moment only Hannah and Samantha are active members. Rachel dropped girl scouts in the beginning of the school year when it became apparent to all of us that she was really struggling to keep up with her peers, despite her leaders and my own attempts to make things easier. Nathalie also dropped it in the beginning of the year when her troop decided to meet on Sundays. Abby dropped her troop when their meetings also began to meet on Sundays or Wednesdays, in direct conflict to church services.
Hannah has only been able to maintain her troop attendance through the generosity of her leaders. They coordinated pick-up and drop-off between them for her. Samantha's get staken to her meetings by the school bus, and I am an assistant leader , so she has been able to keep with her troop too.
In our disucssion last night, it became obvious to both Sam and I that something had to give and that thing would be girl scouts. Between my new job, his new job, the cost of everything, and the busy-ness that comes with animals, we simply can't "do it all". We will finish out the year until June; just 5 more meetings, really. There are other things that are on the chopping block as well, but we will see how things shake out after June.