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    Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    Anybody know people or is your wife like this? Like they define themselves based on the number of activities their kids are in on a given day. Some sort of misguided self worth. They'll also usually comment on how expensive it is or how they're always running around. Make the kid pick one thing and be done with it.

    The girls don't need dance, softball, soccer, music lessons, gymnastics, girl scouts and volleyball to make them viable citizens. They boys don't need to be in baseball, soccer, football, wrestling and band.b in most cases the kids may be good in one and going through the motions in the other. Let the kids do nothing sometimes - its not that bad.



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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    Someone had a run in with a soccer mom and had to tell the world. Either that or someone is mad their mom is making them take dance classes, just step up and tell her you don't want to dude.



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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Anybody know people or is your wife like this? Like they define themselves based on the number of activities their kids are in on a given day. Some sort of misguided self worth. They'll also usually comment on how expensive it is or how they're always running around. Make the kid pick one thing and be done with it.

    The girls don't need dance, softball, soccer, music lessons, gymnastics, girl scouts and volleyball to make them viable citizens. They boys don't need to be in baseball, soccer, football, wrestling and band.b in most cases the kids may be good in one and going through the motions in the other. Let the kids do nothing sometimes - its not that bad.
    Do you even have kids?

    If not, perhaps you should save your judgment of the way people "parent" until you go and have a family of your own.

    If so, wow...


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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    I wouldn't call dropping the kid off for the soccer coach to watch for an hour and a half parenting.



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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    I wouldn't call dropping the kid off for the soccer coach to watch for an hour and a half parenting.
    But letting them spend hours upon hours in front of the TV or computer is?



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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    My kid is busy as hell but it's her call.



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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    The thing is kids want to do these things. My daugher asked to play tball, she loves her dance class, and she has been waiting to play soccer for a year now. Is it too much for extra few hours of physical activity a week?


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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone52 View Post
    But letting them spend hours upon hours in front of the TV or computer is?
    No. I think thats part of the problem. Some parents either lack the ability to interact with their kids in a positive manner so they minimize true quality family time and replace it with weekends full of games and activities. One couple I know doesn't get home until 830 on weeknights. Thats enough time to get the kids to shower and bed in order to start the cycle all over again.

    I guess I'm just upset my neighborhood baseball team is dwindling. We can only play right and left field poison for so long.



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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    I'd much rather have my kids involved in a sport or other outside activity than have them watching TV or playing video games all the time. But I know what the OP is getting at, and kind of agree. Some parents over do it when it comes to their kids. They have them running here, running there...involved in this, involved in that...and that doesn't even include school. It's almost as if they're living vicariously through their kids or need those activities to define who THEY are, not their kids.



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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    So are you saying kids are in too many activities cuz you think it is bad for them?
    Or are you saying kids are in activities because parents don't want to interact with their kids.

    Either way don't you think it is a little hypocritical to gripe about how parents interact with their families when what you truly wants to have those parents you are judging to leave their families to come play baseball with you?

    I am guessing you don't have kids, but maybe you do. Either way you need to understand that maybe some of these people would just rather spend time with their families or watch their kids practice or compete or perform instead of leaving them and playing baseball.


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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    Soccer moms can schedule as many activities for their kids as they want.

    Just so long as they don't send me a condescending 3 page newsletter at X-mas telling me how awesome their kids are at whatever they happen to be in.


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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    Soccer mom can do whatever she wants to keep that *** of hers in business, as long as I see her at Denny Arthur's every Saturday night dancing it out.


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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    I think the important thing is to follow your kids' lead. If they love being active, and are doing a good job on their schoolwork and household chores, more power to them if they want to be in a ton of things.

    Conversely, if a kid doesn't want to be involved in anything, I think it's a good family rule to say you have to do something. We won't allow our kids to be home being lazy or bored all the time.

    Personally, for our family, having the kids in one activity per season is enough. By the time we get home from a 6PM activity, it's hard to get homework done, do the bedtime routine, and get them to bed at a decent enough hour for them. When you have multiple children, you can easily have this be the case most days of the week.

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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    Soccer moms can schedule as many activities for their kids as they want.

    Just so long as they don't send me a condescending 3 page newsletter at X-mas telling me how awesome their kids are at whatever they happen to be in.
    This right here. I don't even read the christmas newsletters from people anymore. Most of them are just ridiculous.



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    Re: Do some Moms take joy in filling kids schedules?

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    Soccer moms can schedule as many activities for their kids as they want.

    Just so long as they don't send me a condescending 3 page newsletter at X-mas telling me how awesome their kids are at whatever they happen to be in.
    I have to admit, my dad does this, and from the first time he did it it came off as straight up d-bag. I'm proud of my daughter. Any of my friends that keep up with me on Facebook already know I'm proud of my daughter. Any parent that has a great relationship with their children knows that I'm proud of my daughter. I think a year-end summary of why I'm so proud of her is ridiculous.


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