I know my blog is called "Straddling the Gap," but these days my whole family is straddling lots of huge gaps. The kids are so busy with activities, it's all Kent and I can do to keep up. Mackenzie has religious education, choir, softball, Girl Scouts and martial arts. Christian has religious education, Boy Scouts, bowling, Do-Re-Mi (music group), martial arts and youth group. (And we were worried he wouldn't have enough social interaction with homeschooling!)
Kent and I do a lot of "hand-offs." Because his days are spent teaching our son, he does his work in the evening and on weekends. I come home, we say hello and goodbye, and I see him about an hour before bedtime. It's not the easiest arrangement, but it appears to work best for the kids. It's a little more hectic for Kent and I. Kent recently told me "Welcome to the tween years." I guess so.
The next 10 years are going to be interesting. Our kids will go through the teen years into college and we will approach retirement. I tell myself that our kids will keep us young, but in the meantime I might get a lot more gray hair.