Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Field Trips and Activities

Oh, how I miss the days when I only had two young children.  Back then, we did a lot more out-of-the-house activities.  Now that I have four kids, three of them officially in school, it is so much harder to get out of the house.  School takes so much more time now.  And it is difficult to find things to do that satisfy both the older kids and the younger ones.

Every now and then, though, I find an activity and just jump on the opportunity.  If one set of kids isn't happy, tough.  I do try to make sure everyone is getting opportunities for activities and play dates that they like.  Regardless, I always fight the feeling that we aren't doing enough.

Today we met a large group of homeschoolers at an indoor soccer field.  It worked out really well, much better than I had been expecting.  Mikaela had a friend come; they hung out together while younger siblings enjoyed the actual purpose of the meetup.  Sam enjoyed the activities.  Josh loved the activities.  They ran; he loves to run.  Madelynn went back and forth between being on the field and playing with a younger friend.  I'll definitely be on the lookout for the next meetup here.

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