We have been trying to find some different activities for Van that she may like, but don't overwhelm our time. There is a fine balance for us, and I don't want to tip that scale in the wrong direction.
Van has been in Tae Kwon Do for years, but lately she isn't loving it. We thought taking the "maternity break" would help, but it didn't. As parents we think it is good for her to be in, and she will continue Tae Kwon Do...but we have backed off on the pressure to advance belts. Once she is in class she enjoys herself, and I like seeing her exercise and learn something that is out of her comfort zone. So in a nut shell, we are making her stay in.
After discussions of what we should add, she picked being a Girl Scout. I was kind of surprised how excited she was to do it...since I have never been one, and knew next to nothing about the program.
Her first "meeting" she asked if they were going to sell cookies that night. She still has her innocence, and I love it.
She has since gone a few more times, and has enjoyed making new friends in the neighborhood, and likes her leaders too (Hello Jessica and Nancy!). She has learned, and had fun...which I love to see. We even went to a 100 year celebration at the park with her troop, and that little girl was on cloud 9.
I am proud of Van for wanting to try new things, and making a good choice in her extracurricular activities! She is now counting down until she is selling those cookies...watch out, she will be coming to you soon! :)