From my standpoint, what all of this means for me is that once during the week I take her to practice that lasts for 90 minutes and on Saturday I take her to a game or tournament that can last for 2 or 3 hours. Being around other parents who have children involved in similar activities, I tend to hear a lot of negative comments. Mostly these complaints involve having to ferry their child around town and kill time while their kids are off doing their thing. They find the whole responsibility boring and time consuming because they would rather be doing something that interests them. They do it only because that's what parents are supposed to do. For me, however, I have always liked taking my daughter to her activities. Of course we lose out on a bit of together time, but there are definitely several positives for me in taking part. These include:
- Watching my daughter enjoying her interaction with others her age.
- The pride of watching her succeed.
- Watching her complete and develop self-confidence.
- Listening to the sounds of happy children.
- Enjoying the outdoors.