We are full swing back into school schedule again. Monday was our big day. Kaye went back to school with so much excitement. I am lucky that girl loves school. This week we are also starting piano lessons and next week dance will start back again. My two oldest girls have been doing dance for a few years now. And I figured second grade would be a good time for Kaye to start piano lessons. In the summer the older girls did swim lessons. A break from dance. So that’s where we are now. We are back with piano and dance.
I would like the girls to keep swimming so they can keep practicing and not lose what they learned from all the swim lessons. The girls would love to play tennis too. They did a quick session at an expo this summer with a children tennis coach. Nathan played tennis and swam on the swim team in high school. He is loving that his girls were doing swim, and especially now that they want to learn tennis. Rather than putting the girls in tennis lessons, we got everyone rackets, just their size, and we will attempt to play as a family.
Here’s my thing. Nathan and I think we are going to limit my girls’ extracurricular activities to two per person. There are lots of things I would love for my girls to do. But I don’t want to overload them with extracurricular activities. Plus it gets expensive really quick with three girls with so many interests. The budget is getting tight with two girls in dance, one in competition dance, and one in private piano lessons. And then you add in the amount of time and gas it takes me to run them to practices, performances, and so forth. I also have to keep the other girls who are not participating in the activity entertained while we wait. I keep joking with Nathan that he will have to find another job just to fund all the extra curricular activities!
» Tell me… What extra curricular activities do you have your children do or would like them to do? How do you balance it all?