Extracurriculars: what to do while waiting?
At one point, the little folks start getting involved in extracurricular activities or sports, with classes and practices running anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. I have gone to swimming class and seen a whole row of parents waiting on the benches, and the vast majority of them were on their smartphones. Once, during my daughter's 75 minute gymnastics class, I took the opportunity to run three errands, and - since I failed to let her know beforehand - she protested when I returned. Now, she asks me several times before her class if I promise, promise, promise to stay for the entire class. I do. Now, I usually bring a stack of books or an activity to enjoy while I wait with her little brother. It's quality-time for us, of sorts (though the waiting/reception area is really grungy). What about you? My older daughter has basketball practice for two-hours at a stretch! My husband usually brings his shoes and helps coach the session. When your child has class/practice, do you stay and watch? Try to get some work done? Squeeze in an errand?