What a relief!
The kids and I started taking Tae Kwon Do together a few weeks ago, and we are all absolutely loving it!! Jacob hasn't taken an interest in any sports, but he is doing amazing on the piano. I wanted him to get involved in something physical, and I suggested TKD to him a while back, but he wasn't interested. Sydney took ballet for two years, but this year she decided she didn't want to continue. She was interested in trying hip hop, but they didn't offer a class in her age group. She had taken a brief TKD course through her elementary school last year and loved it, but when I asked her if she was interested in taking it regularly, she said no.
Because of my funk, aches and pains, low energy, etc., I decided it was time for me to become more physically active, and I had the idea that we ALL can benefit from Tae Kwon Do! All three of us can use the physical and mental exercise, focus, discipline, and it's something we can do together as a family. Win win win! I didn't give the kids a choice - I told them (and myself!) that we are all doing this together, and that's that.
It worked!! Sometimes it's better to not have a choice... They are totally into it and doing so well (and so am I). It's great bonding time for us, too. Even though we're together all the time (except when they're in school), we still don't have a whole lot of time together, and this has been great quality time as a family.
Between this, making some headway with the foundation stuff, and getting more organized than ever in the house, I'm feeling MUCH more together and sane. Phew! =)