Pull out your puffer vests and say goodbye to your Saturday mornings, because it’s term two and weekend sport is back.
We have three kids aged nine, seven and four, so we said goodbye to our Saturday mornings quite some time ago. In all seriousness, with two of our three now at school, the extracurricular activities are really ramping up and I’m feeling conflicted.
We have a weekly schedule that involves multiple dance classes (acro/jazz/hip hop) on different days, at various times and locations, plus weekly netball training and a game, twice weekly soccer training and a game, tutoring, music and drum lessons and band practice and *takes a breath*…. it’s a lot.
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Too much, some might say, but here’s the thing: I want to give my kids the opportunity to explore their interests, try new things and meet new people. If I’m really honest, there’s also a part of me that wants to give them opportunities that I didn’t have. Plus, I think it’s fair to say that some kids are actually easier to manage when they’re occupied. Structured classes keep these kids engaged and off devices, which is a welcome relief for most parents.