The spring sports have officially begun. Molly started soccer last week and the boys started t-ball today. The practices for both sports are twice a week, on the same days, at the same times which means we’ll be headed in different directions for awhile. Ben’s been out of town (he comes home tonight, hooray!) so Grandma Shelley took Molly to soccer so I could take the boys to their practice.
We applied for an exception/waiver (I don’t know what it was called) so that Henry could play on William’s team to make things a lot easier on us. The boys have been so excited and were dressed, packed and ready by 10am this morning. Practice was at 5:30pm so it was a long wait and by the end their anticipation was driving me crazy.
While the boys practiced, Adelaide spent her time finding the most dangerous parts of the playground and doing them over and over. No matter how much I tried she would not use the steps to get to the slide. She much preferred the climbing wall instead.
I know it is a little crazy to have three of our kids in team sports, but I think the sacrifice is worth it. I think it can be a real challenge to make sure homeschooled kids (at least mine) are getting enough physical play time. I shoo them outside every day for at least 30 minutes of “recess” but it just isn’t the same. In my opinion, physical exercise is just as important as the book learning and socialization aspects of their education. We’ve got lots of balls, bases, cones for races, jump ropes, and a volley ball net in our backyard and someday soon I’d like to add a trampoline.