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I am often an overcommitt-er. & when I am, I get SUPER cranky. Then my kiddies get cranky. & it’s all downhill from there. I’ve been trying very hard to really pare down my commitments lately. I like free days. I like wiggle room. & I NEED it to stay sane. Part of the reason that I know two is our perfect number of babies is that more babies bring more commitments. Two I can handle. By myself. More than that? I don’t even want to go there. I know I can’t handle it.
I have only involved caroline in one regular activity for the last two years and she LOVES it. Gymnastics is her thing. (That, and our regular trip to the bookstore that happens after class each week.) She is thriving. And I love to watch her self confidence grow as her physical skills continue to develop. She has learned so much from gymnastics–and it has been such a great base for her future athletics. I don’t want her to feel pressure to do everything & be involved in everything. I think kids are often over-scheduled and if she’s anything like her parents, she’s going to need a lot of quiet time too. So how do we balance it all? How do we expose her to enough to let her choose what makes her heart happy? I don’t know yet. But I do know, that this makes her happy. & we aren’t stopping any time soon. :)
& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about
& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):
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