How many activities do you have your kids in?

Katherine - posted on 02/06/2012 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My girls just do the simple library thing. Actually just the little one. Trying to get the older one into gymnastics or T-ball, but the ex keeps goofing off. Do you guys have your kids in a lot or any activities?



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That's nice, Medic! We used to have more time during the week, but J is in school now, and my husband's job has been CRAZY since before Thanksgiving, and I was in Chemo for most of October and November, so it seems like we never have time to do anything as a family, then Saturday rolls around and I want to go for a hike or drive downstate and we can't because J has to be in practice or at a game for 2 hours right smack in the middle of the day. Maybe if they would make it early in the morning on Saturday we could make it more often..



Jennifer, That is CRAZY! I would NOT be letting J stay out that late!

Medic - posted on 02/09/2012

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We do not mind doing things on Saturdays. We do them as a family and we have so much other family time during the week.

Jennifer - posted on 02/09/2012

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My kids would love cooking classes! I have no patience, so it'd be great for us.



I have another question- anyone else's kids do HS sports? My son's basketball and soccer teams are driving me mad! The basketball teams practice everyday from 3:10 to 6:30, unless they have a game. Any out of town games take 5 hours(JV and HS, boys and girls, all play a game one after the other) and my son has been out until midnight, twice a week on school nights since Nov. They also practice on weekends, sometimes twice a day! Now soccer is starting. They got the ok to start practice last Sat. The coach wanted them there to START pratice at midnight on Friday night!! WTF!! HELL NO!! I just think it is too much. I didn't stay out that late and have that much physical activity in basic training. We were not aloud to stay out past 9 on school nights when I was in school.......I think they are nuts, when is homework suppose to get done?

Katherine - posted on 02/09/2012

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I'm sure Sydney would love it too. But my ex just doesn't keep his promises!

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J LOVES Taekwondo! There was a short time during the second year or so where he didn't want to do it anymore, but we do not allow him to quite anything until he reaches his goals, and the goal he set at the beginning was Black Belt. That only lasted a few months and then he started loving it again.



It also helped a TON with his focus and attitude.



Cookery club does sound fun! I wonder if we have one here? One of our local grocery stores has kid cook class once a month, but it's always on a Saturday, so we never make it :P

Katherine - posted on 02/09/2012

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My ex wanted to get my older one into TaeKwondo or Karate, but again FAIL!

Katherine - posted on 02/09/2012

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How cool Corinne! To join a Cookery Club. Now that's something I haven't heard before.

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Does anyone else have problems with the Satruday stuff? J's Taekwondo school has additional forms classes and all of their competitions on Saturdays. They also hold demo team practice on Saturdays and it is really hard for us to make those events, so J can't do demo team and gets behind if he misses a weekday class.



He also had 3 Saturday Baseball games last season, and we missed 2 of them. The one we made was the same day as pictures--and they do pictures on Satrudays!!!--and it took up almost the whole day.



Weekends are our only real family time. We don't want to spend one of our only 2 full days together at J's activities, we'd rather do something fun as a whole family, together.

Amanda - posted on 02/09/2012

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We go to playgroup once a week and they attend the creche at the gym 5 days a week where they do lots of arts and crafts.



I take them swimming every now and then, not as often as I'd like to though.

Medic - posted on 02/08/2012

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My 5 year old does Karate twice a week, dance on saturdays for almost 2 hours, homeschool group on wednesdays. My 2 year old does dance.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/08/2012

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YMCA has a schoolership thing that you should be covered under being on of us poor folk and all.

Jennifer - posted on 02/08/2012

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My two youngest do baseball and soccer for a couple months each year. My 15 year old does basketball and soccer each year. All the kids do karate year round. My oldest duaghter wants to take guitar lessons, so we will be working on doing that.

Corinne - posted on 02/08/2012

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My little girl has joined the after school cookery club. It's from 3-4:15pm on a Monday. We do art and dance at home as I'm quite creative and used to be a dancer and choreographer, so I really don't want to pay anyone to teach them just yet.

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J is 7.



He is in Taekwondo year round, 3 days a week. We have been doing that since he was 4 and he will earn his black belt shortly after he turns 8.



He also has guitar lessons once a week, but we have to practice for 10 minutes every day to build his fingers up.



In the Spring, he plays Baseball 2-3 times a week (depending on the game schedule).



In the Summer, he has swim lessons, but we do not do competitive swim team.



Every now and then, I sign him up for Art or Science camps at our local museums, but not often because they are expensive and he's pretty busy anyway.



We don't do anything in the Fall, except Taekwondo, because it is too much on him starting the new school year and all the holidays coming up.

Michelle - posted on 02/06/2012

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Right now they aren't in anything because it's been hard to work out with 3 kids plus my sons therapy schedule. I want to sign the kids up for gymnastics (super good for my sons SPD ) and get them back into swimming and ice skating. Can't seem to work out the schedules though. I might see what my sons OT thinks about taking classes at the local my gym while he's doing speech therapy. It'll probably be cheaper and it might work out as well.

Amy - posted on 02/06/2012

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I should add that I really want my son to take swimming lessons but he doesn't want to take lessons from someone he doesn't know, and since my reasoning skills don't work on 6 year olds it would be a lost cause if I did sign him up.

Amy - posted on 02/06/2012

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My son who will be 6 tomorrow used to do Tae Kwon Do twice a week but it was getting harder and harder to motivate him to go so we gave him the option of not doing it anymore. He decided that he didn't want to continue, so since then he doesn't want to do anything. He's also done soccer one day a week in the spring. Right now he's talking about wanting to play football but he's so small I don't think I'll let him even though I have some time.



My almost two year old daughter does babygarten at the library one day a week for 45 minutes. That's the extent of excitement right now.

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