Erin - posted on 07/18/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
I come from a very sporty family (and a very sporty country!) and can't wait until Milla is old enough to pick something to participate in. My Dad taught me to catch a ball as a toddler, and I intend to do the same with Milla.
I played high level representative netball until I got a bad injury at 17 and had to retire :( It was the best time of my life!! It was an outlet for my fierce competitive streak, kept me fit and healthy, gave me something constructive to do through my teens and made me some of my best friends in the whole world.
My brother and I also tried our hand at just about every other sport imaginable - swimming, Little Athletics, surf lifesaving, basketball, water polo, touch football, softball, gymnastics, hockey (and soccer, rugby league, cricket and rugby union for my bro).
What does everything think about the role of sport in childhood??