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26/06/2013 at 15:30
L goes to football on a Saturday and swimming on a Sunday, he wants to try rugby too which is a Wednesday nigwho first 2 weeks is free then it's £2 each week which is fine, but now his football is also running in Thursdays too and they want as many kids to go as possible! So that's weds, thu sat and sun for blooming activities. Iv said I'm not going on the Thursday, its too much of a rush with tea etc but its just got me thinking that when Isaac is a bit older my life will consist of ferrying the 2 of them round to activities!
im glad L does these activities as he has sonics energy and he's learning new skills and plus the fact I can't swim at all I'm keen for swimming to continue but jeez, it just seems like our life will consist of all these classes and then of course man city and then add in all the birthday parties etc
what do your kids do? If you have more than 1 how do you work it?
26/06/2013 at 15:35
None! He is on the list for swimming lessons and I have enquired about enjoy a ball.
26/06/2013 at 15:38
E goes to ballet on Saturday morning, but that's all at the moment. I know what you mean though, I'm dreading as they get older and I'll be ferrying them from one place to another, but then what else would I do with myself if I didn't?
What's enjoy a ball?
Literally our Sundays are swimming day, L at 9.15 and Isaac at 1140 .
26/06/2013 at 15:40
He started swimming lessons last summer, but wouldn't join in so that was a waste of time and money, although MrDD did take him in the pool at the time of the lesson.
We go to a few groups, couple of them are sports ones where they do different sports each week, and a singing one - although these are Thursday's in the day so will stop when he goes to school. Really should start taking him to something specific although not sure what, and it's a matter of finding something that fits in with us all.
26/06/2013 at 15:41
I just think god what if he wants to play an instrument or go to scouts, that's another thing to add to the already huge list! Then it's all isaacs stuff arrrgh!
He's been doing swimming since 12 weeks and I'm happy to take him, felt quite bad on Saturday as I was in a grump standing in the freezing cold watching him at football! For 2 hours!!! Just on the sideline, no seats. I said to h I couldn't do that all through winter
26/06/2013 at 15:44
Molly currently goes:
Monday - swimming with my Parents
Tuesday - play school
Wednesday - swimming with my parents
Thursday - play school
Friday - swimming lessons
Saturday - nothing
Sunday - gymnastics
This will change when she goes to school. She wants to go dancing but I like Saturday being free and cannot ask mum and dad to do more.
Lauren used to do piano, dancing and riding
26/06/2013 at 15:46
How do you choose what they do?
I'm hoping C does learn an instrument, I'll just send him to my brother since he's a music teacher and teaches people all different instruments, or I could teach him piano or clarinet myself.
My nephew wants to teach him rock climbing, but I think he's still a bit young at the moment
My Mum wants him to learn tennis, bought him a racket for his birthday and takes him to have a little play at her tennis club sometimes when she has him on a Friday, but there's not any suitable classes for him anway - there was supposed to be one at her club for little ones, but it's been put off at the moment.
MrDD will probably want him to learn football, plus I do actually want him to learn to swim properly.
A lot of people have mentioned he'd be good at gymnastics based on how he throws himself around the floor sometimes!
Then there's Beavers/cubs etc!
26/06/2013 at 15:48
Oh he does playschool and nursery as well and is doing tennis and other things through the hols
Liam used to do swimming then we moved away, he has also done gymnastics.
26/06/2013 at 15:59
I follow their lead really, horse riding was the most expensive and I don't really want to start thAt with Molly but anything else I don't mind. When she is at school I am not sure she will have as much energy. Lauren now does nothing (apart from the shred, talking online and shopping - are they hobbies )
Gymnastics on mon afternoon. Swimming sat morn. Phoebe has ballet at the same time
26/06/2013 at 16:06
Dd I let L choose, he had been asking to go to football for ages but they had to be 4, so he started the week after his 4th bday, he's been watching rugby and wanted to go but I didn't think the rugby club did anything or under7s but found out they do so just going along to have a look. They have both done swimming since they were 10/12 weeks old
26/06/2013 at 16:09
C was doing street Dance, until they tried to make him dance to One Direction. He refused!
He doesn't have any interest in football (which shows, as playing with his two footie mad cousins on Sat, resulted in a broken arm). He was in a Football club, but he was rubbish.
26/06/2013 at 16:20
N just does football on a Wednesday and he doesn't want to carry on with it anymore. He won't say why and he enjoys it when he's there, I think because for a whole hour he has to do what they say rather than prance about doing his own thing. He seems to enjoy it and it's been good for him, I'm hoping with the summer break he will want to start again in September.
There is hardly anything for children to do here that is organised apart from Gymboree and the odd music class.
26/06/2013 at 16:31
J does nothing yet but will start football and rugby in Sept. E does dancing Sunday and Monday, brownies on a Wed, girls brigade thurs and come Sept she is on the school netball team which I think practice on a Friday.
26/06/2013 at 16:39
Mine both have swimming lessons, Jacob on a Wednesday morning (but will stop at the end of July for a few months) and Joshua on a Friday evening. Other than that, Joshua will do after school clubs sometimes, which run for half a term at a time, but nothing else. He's showing an interest in Beavers so will see if he can start that in September once he's settled back into school.
I won't stop him doing activities but I like to keep a balance as he can't do anything on my work days (Mon/Tues) and it's nice to leave time for people to come and play and to have lazy afternoons after school as well.
26/06/2013 at 20:09
Zoe was doing loads but we have cut it down to just swimming and gymnastics. She will start Rainbows in January as well. I think that is plenty now she is going to be at school. She did a lot more before she started doing 2.5 days at school as she had an activity every day (swimming, gymnastics, dancing, tennis)
26/06/2013 at 20:20
S does swimming and summer sports. He also does magic club as an after school club.
J does swimming and gymnastics
The beans go to moneky music and thats it.
S and J do swimming at the same time, I give the beans their tea whilst watching the older two swimming then feed the older two when we get home.
Gymnastics is on a Sat so one of us takes her and one stays with the others
26/06/2013 at 20:29
Jack is 6 and does Beavers and swimming lessons. He will probably start football in September as they have a year 2 team at school.
Sophie is 4 and does nothing out of playgroup - well no fixed activities. We did do a music group before she started playgroup. We go swimming, cycling, etc as and when we feel like it. This is quite deliberate. Little ones need time to just play, make their own timings and develop their imaginations, not be bombarded with endless activities and lessons. It's something I feel quite strongly about.
26/06/2013 at 20:47
Sammy does French on a Tuesday and football on a Wednesday both at nursery when outside companies come in. The cost £4 and £3.50 a week. He's also recently started swimming lessons at 9am on a Saturday so at least we have the rest of the day. I found a really cheap course which is £42 a term of 10 lessons compared to £110 at my gym!
He also rides my pony some weekends but I don't want to really encourage toting as its too expensive for me to keep 2 and because its my escape!
I'd like him to play an instrument later on.
But I'm determined not to be one of those families who run from one activity to another. I couldn't anyway as I work full time!
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