When the long summer holidays came to an end, I started to get that feeling of dread in the pit of my tummy, one look at my diary and I got an instant headache. What am I talking about?! Well the never-ending saga of after school clubs and activites.
I am really curious to see what others do, as I spend my time chasing/co-ordinating/forgetting and general planning of activities with military like precision.
I don't think my kids do a lot, but I would LOVE to hear what clubs your kids do, and if you constantly feel as if you are being pulled in a thousand directions!
Beansey is nearly 8. This is his timetable:
Monday - chess club after school but finishes at 4:20pm then nothing
Tuesday - Football training 630-730pm (so freezing cold with the other 2 kids, very tired)
Wednesday - Rugby Training
Thursday - NOTHING
Friday - Swimming followed by Beavers
Saturday - Football Match
Sunday - Rugby Match then more often the not up to the golfing range.
He is a talanted football/rugby player and loves both. He is less keen on swimming but until he can swim 100m he has to go. I feel this is a "life" skill along with Beavers (soon to be cubs).
He wants to now learn an instrument but I can't see how it will fit in yet would love to give him that opportunity.
BoBo - is just 5. This is his timetable (for want of a better word)
Monday - NOTHING
Tuesday - Tennis
Wednesday - NOTHING
Thursday - Swimming
Friday - Beavers
Saturday - Football
Sunday - Rugby
He also adores football and rugby and played tennis throughout the summer and is desperate to keep it up. Again, I think that Beavers and swimming are life skills and something they can learn so much from. Incidentally, they both play golf, tennis and cricket in the summer.
Pixie - aged 2
I take her swimming once a week as well as toddler groups but she has just started Baby Ballet and will start gymnastics when she is 3.
So, do I do to much?! I seriously know people who do double what I do - kumon, tutors, fencing, judo etc etc.
I am all for encouraging sports but I feel as if I need someone to just help me with all the running around.
Where do you draw the line??!