“You have to pick a spring sport.”
These words just came out of my mouth, directed at my five year old son. After swearing up and down that I would never force my children into extracurriculars that they didn’t want to do, I caught myself doing exactly that. Why? I don’t know. My son is not even remotely interested in taking on a sport this spring. He goes to school five days a week, my husband works full-time, and I work part time, including many weekend hours. We have precious little time where all four of us are home. And also…he is five.
So why the heck am I forcing my child to “pick a spring sport” like he’s a college freshman choosing a P.E. elective?