With apologies to my fellow David Bowie fans, of course!
There comes a time in every parent’s life when they are faced with making choices: breastfeeding/ bottle-feeding; cloth-diapers/paper diapers; pre-made purees/ whole foods; homeschool/ away school. But none is as big as the one we are facing now…
What activities should we put the kids in??? (Dun-Dun-DAH!)
Of course, I am trying to be funny, but it really is a tough decision. We don’t want to force anything upon them, and at the same time we want them to have fun. The Bear (the 5 year old) is a water girl. (She happens to be a Cancer as well… a water sign.) If there is water, she wants to be in and around it. Swim has been a great fit for her. We’d like The Dragonfly (almost 3 years) to also take swim lessons (to learn to swim) but for some reason, we don’t really see her as a swimmer…
The Dragonfly is surely a rhythm girl. She likes to move and dance and sing. In short, she’s her mother’s daughter… and a ham.
So in talking with DH, we are thinking that The Dragonfly could benefit from dance lessons, but which ones?
Right now, we are leaning toward two possible courses of action: Ballet/Tap or Irish Dance. Both have their pros and cons, which doesn’t make the decision making any easier. Ballet evokes images of graceful ballerinas en pointe, floating across the stage.
Tap is such a happy style, tell me the sound of tap shoes doesn’t make you smile a bit!
And there is just something about Irish Dance… the wigs, the costumes, the immobile upper torsos and flying lower torsos!
We’d like her to be able to choose/ have a voice in the matter, so I’m thinking of finding You Tube Videos of kids dancing and showing them to her to see what she likes the best. Most of the dance schools allow a limited trial period, for you to check out the classes with out committing… much.
Who knows what we will end up with, as long as she is happy!
How do you choose activities in your house?