Thursday, February 11, 2010

outside activities

As the younger ones get older and we explore more outside activities. I wonder what is too much. The older 4 were always on the go and doing activities almost every night of the week. But as I grow older I realize maybe that isn't what is best for the younger ones. They are doing church activities and American Heritage Girls. They belong to a homeschool group and now we are joining another. They also want to take on some horseback lessons and of course we do service projects for the needy. My dh thinks they have enough on their plates and I believe that somewhat but am not sure.I want them to enjoy their childhood but also experience everything they want to. So if your reading this and have any thoughts on this subject let me know.

2 comments:

ami said...

i too understand your conflict. i have four children & want them to be involved in activities that will give them self esteem and grow their talents as well as learn about how to get along in the world on their own. still, i can't help feeling that it interferes with our family life and any routine we might like. i have not made the commitment to homeschool but i toy with the idea often so activities really eat away at our family time. i try to allow them to do church activities and one outside activity of each their choosing as money allows. i wish you the best and encourage you to post on this subject again as i don't yet have the answer!

williams.ami said...

i too understand your conflict. i have four children & want them to be involved in activities that will give them self esteem and grow their talents as well as learn about how to get along in the world on their own. still, i can't help feeling that it interferes with our family life and any routine we might like. i have not made the commitment to homeschool but i toy with the idea often so activities really eat away at our family time. i try to allow them to do church activities and one outside activity of each their choosing as money allows. i wish you the best and encourage you to post on this subject again as i don't yet have the answer!