I hear you Robin!!! My parents help to provide music lesson for the boys because we can't squeeze much more out of our already strained budget. The swim team is free (all it costs me is our family pass of $25 for the summer and we use that anyway), but I do have to cover the cost of gas to all the meets (and many are over an hour away). I drive my kids because I want to be there for them and also because I have seen how some of the other parents and coachs drive and there is no way my kids are getting in a car with them. We also take kids with us who'd parents either can't or don't care to make it.