Monday, May 09, 2005

to attend or no to attend

i was not aware of the "mommy wars" until i began reading blogs. or i guess i should say that i was not aware of the term, anyway. one big topic of the m.w. is whether to send one's child to activities and how much and how often and at what age.

micah was in gymnastics. we went every saturday morning from september through april for an hour. some mommies think it's ridiculous to send a 2-year-old to an activity - others have been sending their children since infancy.

for me, it was less a choice of which type of mommy do i want to be and more of a "oh, my god, i have to get this hyperactive child into an activity where she can go nuts in an enviornment that facilitates it because if she climbs up on the gas stove to reach the vitamins in the cabinet above one more time...". micah doesn't stop moving. ever. as in never. ever.

she absolutely loves gymnastics. she talks about it all week long and this past saturday was the first weekend without it. she had a fit. but i just can't afford it any longer so she'll have to deal with the park or something. gymnastics was a good bonding time for us as well. anyway, here's a photo from her final class 2 weeks ago. and another photo of micah being... well, micah.

trampoline 11

micah... or tigger?

shh 1

she's laying on top of milan, telling me to be quiet so that i don't wake him.