about the joining the school track team! They had the informational meeting yesterday after school and when I picked him up he was just babbling a mile a minute about. "And the coach said this, and the coach said that, and the practices start Monday and they are every day until 4:30, and I need my track shoes..." On and on and on. Then he was even nice to easy child and was helping easy child learn how to ride his skate board! Then he decided that he was going to start getting ready for track season (which he should have been doing for the past couple of months, but what do I know?) and he took a jog down to the in-laws' house. While he was there he decided that what they were having for dinner was better than what we were having and called to ask if he could eat at his grandparents' house. As long as it's okay with them, it's okay with me. Am I a really bad mother to be happy that he will out of the house until 4:30 for approximately the next 2 months or so, and that poor easy child can get his homework done in peace?