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
The violin every time. What about the clarinet – suggested as a better starter for the young by reason of the fact they can produce sounds fairly quickly.
Am sure Leo is truly magnificent in his y-fronts and will drive most of the ballerinas wild! AB.
Good luck with all of that mayhem!
tHE VIOLIN WINS, HANDS DOWN. SOUNDS LIKE A RATHER EXHAUSTING SCHEDULE!
wow – have you still got the driver to take the kids along to all their activities?
Sadly not, we had a nanny and taxi driver but it got too expensive so now the driver is…me!