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I hear you. My kids love that I attend certain things so I do it for them but I hate some of it too. I help with reading groups while my kids are in prep. Roll on year 1 for my youngest as I can't stand it but she (they all have) love having me there. No more making up hours of work 😁
I used to do all the activities and sports but then became full time shift working bread winner, I attend nothing, take them to nothing, and used to feel like the worst parent ever. But you know, 3/4s of the time they don't care, and if it's really important I try to attend. They at the age where everything is about friends and socialising anyway now
don't do it, simple
You... you know they don't HAVE to do sports and parties and Bunnings stuff, don't you? Why not take a year off from all the extra curriculars to concentrate on spending more time as a family? Well, that's the excuse I'd be dishing out to them anyway 😉
My kids no longer do any extras (they've only ever done swimming lessons) and the relief has been great. 3 kids in different timed swimming lessons was too muc for me. It was crazy. We were stressed out and not spending quality time together because of everyones conflicting schedules (the place didn't have the same days for each group). Since we've quit the lessons, we've been spending time together re-exploring our local area. Taking the kids around to the different sights and attractions and watching spring roll in on the local flora.
Hiking, biking, beach days, picnics, mystery drives, fruit picking, foraging, are all great things to do instead of volunteering at Bunnings.
Calm down cyborgs, don't attack me yet! You'll have to catch me first.
I dont think people who enjoy it are cyborgs, i think they are more wanna be politicians who like the control.
I get that many parents cant get involved because of work commitments, and that even some dont enjoy having to bake a cake for a cake sale, or man the ride at the fete. But we arent psychos because we want to help your kid. Suck it up cupcake.
I use to do everything from helping in class to doing p & c and even canteen manager for a period off time, and my eldest did 2 sports and a music lesson so I was at thing 6 out of 7 days, then I had another baby and stopped everything but still don’t get anytime to my self