Monday, August 10, 2009

Today Was Not The First Day of Kindergarten

This picture was taken at the very beginning of the summer and it was my daughter's first ever time on a pony. Then, at camp she road them at least once a week. Tonight, out of the blue, horses came up and she asked about being able to go to stables and ride horses (or ponies) again.

It made me think about a child's life in this day and age and being a parent who wants to expose their child to lots of things, and give them the world. But at the same time too much can also be daunting to even them.

So, I have decided to look at all the activities she would like to do and figure out a system where she can have activities and go to school and not get burned out. This is because she will be going to the Atlanta International School, for kindergarten and they do immersion language. C is on the Spanish track and will have her classes in dual language. We were specifically told for the first six months of school not to let them do to much outside of school in terms of extra curricular activities because of the intensity of the program.

So for now, it is soccer and maybe come winter we can look into the horse thing. I just hope she won't want her own horse. When she is older perhaps and can help take care of it...maybe I would consider it.

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