Extracurricular Activities

It’s Monday afternoon. That means my daughter and I are at her guitar lesson. On Wednesday, it will be swimming lessons. She is six. What is the right amount of extracurricular activities for her? Right now, two times a week with a day in between seems about right. By Friday, she’s pretty tired with school and everything else.

During summer break, we do several day camps, swim almost daily, and do a fair amount of traveling. That is in addition to our insistence that she read daily as well. We are most fortunate that she loves school and, in particular, reading.

I don’t have the answer to my question, so we’ll just go by feel. As she continues to grow up, her desire to do more as well as her capacity for more should both increase, hopefully in balance. We’ll play it all by ear.

Like everything else about her, it should be fun to watch. As I’ve said before, I can’t wait.

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