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Kid's Activities! Why don't you get a Free Test Run?

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How many of you are always on the hunt for new activities for your kids? How many times have you looked at the price and changed your mind? I have! I am always hesitant to enroll him because 1 it’s expensive and 2 what if he doesn’t like it?

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Here is a perfect example of why I think we should get a test run before purchasing! My son asked me to put him in karate. No problem, consider it done. I paid the $65 fee and took him to the first class. It was through the city because it was cheaper and I wanted to make sure he actually liked it before I went all in at an actual place. The instructor comes out and says “ We are going to go into the room, all parents can take a seat in the hall and we will let you come in for the last 5 minutes.” Excuse me, you are going to take my 5 year old in a room without me? Ohhh hell nah. My son lost his shit. He was terrified that he couldn’t see me and cried the entire time. We ended up leaving after 10 minutes. Next week comes and he does not want to go. I made him go to give it one more shot and if he didn’t like it we would leave. Again they took him into the room and he lost it. We left and I was out $65. That was probably the worst experience so far, and I am guessing you all have had similar experiences. Why can’t you just do a one class tester to see if it is something they actually like versus something they randomly thought of trying.

Now we are happily enrolled in gymnastics, they actually give you a test class to see if they like it which is genius! I signed him up just because they offered that. He loves it! It is so perfect for kids his age, they have him jumping, flipping and burning out that energy! It was awesome you get to actually see how the kids like it before you give them all your money! I am so excited they did that because it isn’t cheap and now he has something he enjoys while I get an hour break! #winning

How many times have you started something with your kid and you never went back? What activities or sports are your kids favorite?

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Why we love having an only child

Mom LifeRenee Dick6 Comments

As a mom, I get this question a lot. Sometimes I get a side eye and that is perfectly fine. Don’t get me wrong I love my son, but I’m just not about that multiple kid life. I get so overwhelmed with one, I can’t imagine having anymore. When do you get a break? I mean does that even happen when you have all those kids running around? I feel like our little unit is so perfectly balanced, I can’t see it any other way.

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I guess I’ve never really been a “kid” person. I think babysitting my siblings all the time pretty much cured that early on. You know how there is those women that as soon as they see a baby, they instantly run over and must hold it? Yea, now picture the exact opposite of that, I run away with the hope my organs don’t catch the scent that leads to baby fever.

The thought of having another one crosses my mind every once in a while. People always tell me that if I have another one it will entertain him… my thought is, “ so I make another kid to entertain my already spoiled kid?” seems legit. My son is now 5, tell me how a newborn baby is going to entertain him? To be honest, whenever I see other mom’s with multiple kids all they are doing is fighting each other. Doesn’t look fun. Don’t even get me started on having to start over, I already gave away all my crap!

I do have that feeling of sadness that my son won’t have siblings, (mom calm down if your reading this, it’s still a no) especially because I think he would be the best big brother. I’m just waiting for that spark, flutter, tug on my heart that tells me I need another baby. I just haven’t felt it.

How did you know you were going to have multiple children? Was it always a plan? Does that feeling even exist? I love hearing people’s stories about how they made that decision, especially the oops type stories, those are always my favorite. I guess for now I’m going to just stick with that 80% no and keep an eye out for a sign that I’m wrong.

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