How many activities... * i know this horse has been beat...*
I ask because DD has a beautiful voice and loves to sing. I would love to put her in voice lessons and know she would love it. The school she goes to would pay for it so the only "cost" would be our time...
I have 3 kids (15yo, 13yo, and 10yo) who go to a homeschool charter school so never have evening homework...however, between the three..there is karate 3x a week, gymnastics 3x a week, church youth group, community theater 2x a week (though this is over in 2 weeks),and Boy Scouts...
IMO...as long as we can fit it in and it costs nothing more than gas...we SHOULD do it to allow DD as many future opportunities as possible.
DH says we are already spread too thin and something has to give....
ETA: I take the kids everywhere! Maybe 2x a month I may ask DH to do a pick-up or drop-off. I keep his days off Sun-Tues empty except for gymnastics on Tues so it wouldn't affect him if I add something more during school hours.
Mon...no kid activities
Tues..gym 3:45-5:45, I go to karate while kids stay with DH for Daddy time.
Wed..DS2 confirmation, drop him off and go to my karate, DS1 has karate after me, so I sneak out and pick up DS2, go back n get DS1
Thurs: Gymnastics same as Tues. karate and Boy scouts both 7-8:30 I drop off boys 15 min early and go to karate a friend drops them at the dojo for me after. Theater was 6-8pm but ends this week as the play runs Fri-Sun
Fri: optional tumbling at gym; and Antlers youth program on 1st n 3rd Fridays.