We had planned on indoor soccer as a winter activity, but it filled up crazy fast - and it just so happened that there were spots left in the local beginners guitar class. The ages are 8-12 but I convinced the instructor that she would do fine - and she did :)
She had a good time and I think will do really well. The problem will be when she finishes the 6 week class and loves it and then someone tries to talk me into private lessons - those things are $25/30min lesson!!! Um, no! That's why I immediately said yes to the class - $100 for 6 1 hour classes seemed like a steal! We will cross that bridge in a bit!
I was secretly hoping that someone would ask to take ballet or something - but neither girl has asked, and while our budget is of course grateful, the nostalgic part of me would love to relive the little pink leotards and ballet slippers from my childhood :) No doubt the practical part of me wins out and knows we have many years of activities ahead, so no sense in pushing it now! I mean, summer will come and we will do the standard swim lessons and tball, assuming Marlie doesn't break an arm and that Sam plays if she's not with Marlie. She didn't want to do soccer because she wouldn't be on Marlie's team.
And then of course, you ask Mr. Crandall and he will tell you the pee wee football starts for Evan at 4 . . . We have a few years to discuss that one . . . But if you mention the prospect of his son not playing football, he simply acts as if you're not speaking English! That is seriously his tactic . . .
I really feel that with all of the activities and things that kids can do these days, the classics are where it's at - for me, I am all about Girl Scouts! I think you get the widest exposure to different activities and things as well as good all around lessons on life and behavior. And it is a great bonus when you have a fabulous troop leader and other troop moms like we have been blessed with in Marlie's troop. She is even going to bridge with the girls to Brownies at the end of summer! I can't believe next year I will have a Daisy AND a Brownie!!!! Wow, and just like that the schedule fills up . . . Maybe I don't need someone to take ballet . . . But if someone could just ask to get their ears pierced . . . :)