Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ready! Set! Go! Activities

Last Thursday night was the Boy Scout open house. Yesterday, ballet began for Princess. We eased into school about a month ago. Now the activities are beginning. Neither of my children are over committed, but they usually participate fully in their chosen activities. Ballet lessons are in the city, so a one hour lesson is a half a day and some of the evening ordeal in which I try to shove as much shopping, visiting (my sisters), and library as possible. Auditions for The Nutcracker are Saturday. I may be off the hook. Princess mentioned that she may not want to participate. I told her she had until Friday evening to decide. Nutcracker is a huge time commitment. I am always proud when I see her in such a big production, but would be thankful if we didn't have to do the drive and the umpteen million rehearsals. She is young enough that her participation is not that important. I won't interfere either way. I promise.


zilla said...

You are so even keeled and flexible. Seems like even if you were to become overscheduled, you'd handle it with aplomb.

mom2radata said...

We have to drive for our dance lessons too but they aren't until later so the boys stay with dh.

Guess what that means? Three hours of uninterrupted reading time. Woohoo!

meredith said...

We keep activities to a minimum as well, sounds like your year is off to a nice start! Blessings.

wisteria said...

Thanks, Zilla! I frequently get over scheduled and I am not always nice, but I try to be. I think it is so important for children to have time to think, dream, and explore. I also think it is important for children to try new things, meet new people, and stretch their boundaries. Finding the balance is the key. I guess finding the balance in everything is the key.

I seek balance!

How far do you drive, mom2radata? People think I am silly to drive. I, on the other hand, prefer my daughter to learn ballet properly the first time. I, also, don't want her dressed like a little tramp and taught to shake her tail feathers when she is a baby, so I drive further than most people would.