I accidentally left my iPhone at home today (both a good and not so good thing). When I finally made it home I had an invitation for KidI waiting in my Inbox.
After trying out a couple of weeks ago, she has been “selected to compete Level 4 for the 2012 compulsory season.”
Yay! I am so proud of her accomplishment.
Of course, my littlest confidently declared, “I knew I made it. I saw my scores were all eights, nines, and tens.”
On the flip side of that coin is also a kinda soft voice whispering a little frantically, “Now what?”
The invitation letter goes on further to remind me of the $200 a month tuition fee and her workout schedule. It’s Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays for three hours each day! So 4:30-7:30 on week days and 3:00-6:00 on the weekend! Goodness, her bedtime is 8:00!
That’s just the beginning of my concerns. What about homework? Playtime? My gasoline? Do I wait there for three hours or drive home in traffic and then drive back. And of course, there will be gymnastics meets.
Is it just me or is this a little too much for a 2nd grader? Is this too much for a mother of two other children?
Or am I, by being apprehensive, on the verge of preventing my youngest from doing something she could potentially love and go on to excel at?
Seriously. Now what?!?!