A while ago I thought it would be a great idea to enrol Busy into a Kindy gym class after her swimming lessons on Tuesday mornings. ( I can hear those more experienced mums groaning already at my clearly amateur parenting skills) The reason for doing them straight after the other is that it is a 60km+ round trip to the largest nearby town where both lessons are, and also where I work, so to try to lesson the trips I thought I would do them on the same day. To try to burn less fossil fuels. To try to make my life easier. A few people said " wow that is a lot" but I reasoned she runs around at the park for longer than both lessons put together and if she is tired then that is Ok we can just hang at home for the rest of the day.
What I didn't factor in was the other type of tired 3 and a half year olds experience. Listening- to- instruction- fatigue. For the now fourth week in a row she has lost it (as in screaming) about 10 minutes before the end. This week she was inconsolable. I realised ( after having forked out the cash for the whole term) that it is all just too much.
So we farewelled Kindy gym in the car today and we both agreed it was too much and after swimming next week would just go home and read some books.
I don't know what I was thinking and now feel really bad that I didn't realise sooner she was loosing it because she was tired not mucking up...