Going to Water Day at Day Care
This kid loves the water. Bath time is a whirlwind of excitement. It starts by Sabrina pulling the shower curtain over so she can start throwing toys into the dry tub. I'll turn on the water and undress her down to her diaper while it fills. When I say "OK let's take off your diaper so we can get in the bath" she takes off to her bedroom for the one time of day when it's not a fight to keep her from jumping off the changing table. As soon as the diaper's off I put her down, hand her a clean wash cloth, and off she runs naked and screaming that high pitched little girl excitement shriek that puts a smile on your face while it decimates your eardrums. Move too slow on the wash cloth and she'll grab whatever garment happens to be in reach and takes that with her. You better catch her though, because whatever it is will be tossed into the tub as soon as she's within range. A one, two, three, and she's baby lifted into the still filling tub, where she claps her hands and puts her head under the running water.
So, I'm thinking swimming. We signed up for classes right before her birthday, but then she got sick so we had to cancel. I think we'll sign up again to begin in August.
This got me to thinking. Lots of times I see kids enrolled in sports that don't really seem to be enjoying themselves. We want her to be active and athletic, and she's got more energy then...well then I have. She likes playing with her ball, so soccer may eventually be a good fit. Gregg and I are more sports watchers then players. I'm hoping by exposing her to sporting events from an early age will help her develop an interest. Some of the sports we like to watch are:
We did watch some World Cup Soccer while America was pretending to care about it...
And an occasional Drag Race...
So tell me...how did you decide what sports to channel your child's energy into? At what age did you actually enroll in one?