We are active in this house. Beyond the costuming, cosplay, baking, and crafting, my kids are athletic little busy-bodies. They have more interests than I can count. Of course, I encourage them to explore everything that interests them. You never know when they might find something truly speaks to them.
I played sports as a kid and to this day I will say those summers on the softball field were some of the greatest days of my life. Softball is still a love of mine and I'm tickled that I can share it with my kids. Being an athlete is about more than physical activity (though that really helps) because it teaches lessons that other activities just don't. It's about more than the competition, too. My kids learn how to be a part of a team, how to win or lose the right way, and how to work to learn something new. Sports present a challenge that cannot be replicated elsewhere, in my opinion.
There is more to life than sports, I know that as much as anybody. My kids participate in other activities and events that allow them to explore other activities and learn new skills. About the only thing we don't do is music even though we listen to an awful lot of it! My kids are just not musically inclined and I'm okay with that so long as they pursue other creative outlets, and, as you can see, that's generally not a problem.
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These posts are related to our experiences with sports and extracurricular activities both in and out of school. Currently, Autumn participates in travel softball and basketball. Maddox is a runner and seems to really enjoy the coaching aspect of sports. He's also a bit of a chess fiend so we're on the lookout for chess clubs to join. Obviously, things will continue to evolve as the kids are able to participate in their school's sports and I fear that will open up a whole new can of issues. I'm groaning already.