Over Committing Once Again
Anyone who knows me in real life, or has followed My Perfect Breakdown for a little while, knows that I over commitment myself ALL THE TIME.
Well, I did it again. Or rather, I just did it to the MPB family on behalf of Little MPB.
You see, registration for winter extra-curricular activities has come and gone. And, due to our experience with gymnastics in the fall, I learned that a local recreation centre offers a tonne of great programs for toddlers. So of course, I investigated all of them, and I think I went slightly overboard.
We also decided to continue with weekly swimming (albeit with a better bathing suit for me). Personally, swimming is my favourite activity because Little MPB LOVES the water so much and it’s our thing. (Mr. MPB doesn’t really like swimming, so it’s always Little MPB and I in the water). Also, asides from being our special activity, I see swimming as a basic life safety skill so he has no choice but to take swimming lessons.
And, against my better judgement, I decided to also register Little MPB for toddler skating! Skating is literally a Canadian past time, it’s something basically all kids do and enjoy (I figure we love it because it makes being outside in the freezing cold slightly more fun). So how could I not register Little MPB? Also, Little MPB loves his books about hockey, he loves his hockey stick, he loves watching hockey at the local arena on the way to gymnastics – clearly he already has a love for hockey, and skating is the first step to learning to play hockey. Also, I am hoping the weekly skating will become a special activity for Mr. MPB and Little MPB to do together.
But, the only problem is that I’ve now committed us to 3 weekly activities for almost 3 months!
I am trying to convince myself (and Mr. MPB) that January-March tend to be the coldest winter months so having 3 indoor activities scheduled may actually help keep us active and sane. Also, I figure we can miss the odd class if we just need a break because none of these classes are team sports so we wont be letting down a team if we have to miss a class or two.
But, I am a little afraid that I’m transferring my ability to over commit onto Little MPB. Ops!
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