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....................................... ღSheila Lynnღ 3 kids; Weed, California 47383 posts
16th Jul '13

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user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
16th Jul '13

Maybe I'm an a*****e but there's no way I'd let my kids choose video games over a sport. If they just didn't want to play but stayed active at home, fine...not playing so they can play video games instead? No way.

GONE!!!!!!!!!!! Colchester, United Kingdom 118 posts
16th Jul '13

I think its just this generation of kids ask them again at a later date my little sister was signed up for ballet but decided video games were more important at the time my mum signed her up again a few months later and shes never looked back since and loves it :)



Keep trying! :D

Nae&Zoe's Mommy 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Red Deer, Alberta 652 posts
16th Jul '13

Some ppl are just more of an indoor person. Growing up my dad and I fought all the time because he constantly wanted us kids to go outdoors to play. Thats where kids belonged.. Where Im way more of an indoor kinda person who'd rather chill out and listen to music in my room or read a book (would go outside to read alot) but he couldnt understand why I never wanted to play sports or run around outside.. Just wasnt my thing.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74770 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" Maybe I'm an a*****e but there's no way I'd let my kids choose video games over a sport. If they just ... [snip!] ... If they just didn't want to play but stayed active at home, fine...not playing so they can play video games instead? No way."

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Even if it wasn't t-ball I'd have them pick an activity.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" Maybe I'm an a*****e but there's no way I'd let my kids choose video games over a sport. If they just ... [snip!] ... If they just didn't want to play but stayed active at home, fine...not playing so they can play video games instead? No way."


This.



Personally I'd sign them up and take them and never give them the option to not play, lol. Or I'd give them a few options. None of those would be video games. I'd make home SO boring they'd much rather be doing other stuff.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
16th Jul '13

That would really bum me out. My son loves playing baseball. I wouldn't let them play video games, they would need to pick a new activity. But I limit video games to 1 hour a day max anyways.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21465 posts
16th Jul '13

I was in tears after basketball didn't work out for LO. I mean, he's only 3 and it was his first sports and I knew there was a chance he just wouldn't like it. All the other kids were so good, I don't even understand it! My LO couldn't dribble like the other kids and he didn't want to try. We went to two practices and one game and he wanted nothing to do with it so we gave up. I'm scared to put him in anything else. He's starting preschool soon though so maybe he'll be more open to team sports after that.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" I was in tears after basketball didn't work out for LO. I mean, he's only 3 and it was his first sports ... [snip!] ... scared to put him in anything else. He's starting preschool soon though so maybe he'll be more open to team sports after that. "


Basketball is hard I think. I put my daughter (3) in soccer and almost all the kids did great! It's more running around, and kicking hte ball is much easier IMO that dribbling it and throwing and catching and all that.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
16th Jul '13

Yeah not a chance. My kids have to choose an activity for every season. Be it dance, gymnastics, martial arts, sports, lego club, book club, rock climbing.. whatever, I will not raise antisocial couch potatoes or unhealthy inactive kids.
My oldest, 6 1/2, gets to play video games on Sunday afternoons for 1 hour. That is it. The rest of his time can be better spent.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 7979 posts
status 16th Jul '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" Maybe I'm an a*****e but there's no way I'd let my kids choose video games over a sport. If they just ... [snip!] ... If they just didn't want to play but stayed active at home, fine...not playing so they can play video games instead? No way."


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Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21465 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting she nan igans:" Basketball is hard I think. I put my daughter (3) in soccer and almost all the kids did great! It's ... [snip!] ... It's more running around, and kicking hte ball is much easier IMO that dribbling it and throwing and catching and all that. "


I had a feeling it would be too hard but I was so surprised that all the other kids were so good. There was one kid that was making shot after shot, it was rediculous! They were all 3 and 4 year olds. I know my LO just wasn't ready for all that though, it just really upset me to let him quit.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
16th Jul '13

If my mom had already signed up and paid for the sport I had to finish the season. If I didn't want to do it after that it was fine. Maybe im a jerk but i personally think they should have to do the season out. And if they don't like it at the end they can pick something else. But I would allow them to just not play tball because they want to play video games

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting SavageDarling:" Yeah not a chance. My kids have to choose an activity for every season. Be it dance, gymnastics, martial ... [snip!] ... oldest, 6 1/2, gets to play video games on Sunday afternoons for 1 hour. That is it. The rest of his time can be better spent."


OT but my son can't wait for summer to be over so lego club will be back lol.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" I had a feeling it would be too hard but I was so surprised that all the other kids were so good. There ... [snip!] ... They were all 3 and 4 year olds. I know my LO just wasn't ready for all that though, it just really upset me to let him quit. "


Oh, I understand. I let my son quit tumbling because he was SO FAR behind everyone else. It was all 2 year olds, but they were all these quiet good peaceful little girls in tutu's and then there was Logan, drooling on the floor and roaring at people. lol.



Teagan in starting up soccer again and I really think that is the perfect sport for 3 year olds! They are running almost the whole time, it's so much easier to kick a ball than it is to try and catch/throw one. I can't wait for my youngest to get old enough to play.