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|Thu, 08-28-2003 - 10:47am|
I am really opposed to kids who are overscheduled. My kids are both in dance, some music activity and they have a French tutor once/week (no foreign language available in this wasteland!). Last year dd10 started piano (my initiation) and in school, orchestra was offered and she REALLY wanted to do that. Against my better judgement, she played the cello. First year on two instruments seemed intense to me but she did fine with both. Actually she really excelled. This year in school they add band and chorus. She wants to do both IN ADDITION to the orchestra and piano. HELP! After a long discussion, I have given in and I am going to let her. She knows how tough a new instrument is (she started two last year) and she doesn't seem to have any hesitation! So, here is hoping I get to see her sometime this year, and I am eating my words "I will not overschedule my kids!"