School is back in session, which means after school activities will be starting up too. We haven’t signed up for anything yet – we are still trying to decide between a few different indoor activities, including gymnastics and swimming.
My children really enjoy taking gymnastics, but I wasn’t too impressed with the actual facility at the last place where we took lessons. The lessons were held in a large warehouse type building that felt dirty and drafty.
The gymnastics equipment was worn, but still worked. I liked the instructors, but the atmosphere of the place was a turn off for me. Maybe I am just a gym snob, since I worked at a state-of-the-art gymnastics school during high school. I’m trying not to let my personal feelings get in the way of my children doing an activity they love and that is so good for them.
Swimming is another option – but again, the facility is a turn off for me. I don’t like indoor pools because of the strong chlorine smell in the air, plus I feel like germs and bacteria are growing everywhere. On the other hand, my children need to learn to swim and it is a good physical activity.
There are a few more options I have in mind, but those are top on our list right now.
What after school activities will your child be participating in this fall?