I have just finished writing a timetable for the children’s after-school activities. Just looking at it exhausts me. Leo has football three times a week and now that he has been put forward for the RAD Pre-Primary ballet exam (YES!) he has to take his one ballet lesson a week even more seriously. Last week his image was somewhat ruined by showing up in the wrong ballet pants. In fact they were Y-fronts, never a good look, and an especially bad one over a white leotard. But despite this blip he has made selection and I am very proud of him.
Bea and Olivia have decided to start piano again and also to take up the guitar (Bea) and the violin (Olivia). Added to which they have ballet twice a week.
I decided that my timetable is rather lacking in culture in comparison, what with belly dancing, pole dancing and yoga. So I have taken up a generous offer from the company of Arabic lessons twice a week. I wonder what will sound worse; my Arabic or Olivia’s violin practice?
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2009