and they don’t seem to meet anywhere close to the middle. I think that kids’ activities are incredibly
important, but I also think that there are other ways to get kids involved in
life without participating in sports or extracurricular activities.
gravitated towards all things music instead.
But, I didn’t actually get fully involved with music outside of school
until high school (if you don’t count piano lessons).
sports when he was in school as well, so we wanted to give them the opportunity
to be involved. Of course, I knew that
the time commitment would be considerable as soon as Jack and Emma were both in
sports, but I persevered!
schedules between my older two kids and their sports, and I am not looking
forward to it. I am still holding out
hope that one of the kids decides not to participate in basketball so that the
schedule isn’t quite as hectic.
months out of the year, racing from one practice to the next, and not really
having the ability to all sit down together as a family more than one or two
nights a week.
activities they want without giving up that family time?
It is something that we are working on though. Is there a way that we can have the kids
involved and still be able to carve out enough family time? Or do we continue on this path and understand
that for specific seasons we will not be together very often.
seems a little silly to think about it in such a way, but surprisingly this is
the way it works. I’m not sure I want to
give up all of these years in order to run around to different activities for
and found this post I read a long while ago about choosing a family activity overteam sports. That has really
resonated with me recently.
with Lucy being not even two yet, it becomes a little difficult to find an
activity we can all participate in together.
I also know that my husband really values the team sports aspect.
overwhelm this month, but it is something that I tend to war with myself about
frequently. Especially because our busy
season of basketball starts relatively soon.
That is when everything gets a lot more complicated, and very much
kids’ activities with need for family time?
Do you have certain seasons where that isn’t possible?