Choices Choices

I just don’t want her to grow up feeling like she flipped the wrong page in her Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book when she was six and could never quite get to where she wanted to be. [Keep reading at]

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2 Responses to Choices Choices

  1. Valerie says:

    I read your blog often, and have only commented once (on a rather hilarious christmas tree post).

    However, I just want to add in here… I’m almost 21 years old, and have wishes for the past 6-7 years that I could have been a dancer. Any sort of dancer. But my parents were very poor (having their first child at 15 and 18), and couldn’t afford for me to do those activities.

    I think that, at 6, Laylee is old enough to make a choice. Yes, she wants to do everything, I completely understand that. But whenever you have the money, I think you should definitely let her at least pursue some of her interests so that later in life she knows she at least tried it and chose against it. I never had that choice.. I never even got to taste it, as she is. But I sure wish I had.

  2. allysha says:

    I think I could write a novel for an answer. I guess in short I would say, don’t stress so much. As you say, she is only six.

    I eventually gravitated to dance, while my other sister did more sports (a lot of sports, she hated her one dance class).

    In my family we all had to take piano and then we did one other thing, which usually settled into something we really worked at.

    For me it was dance, for my sister it was a different sport in every season, for my other sister it was violin and art. But I think, though we had to make choices, we all ended up with what we loved the most.

    GIve her options every year. She has plenty of time to settle into what she likes the most.

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