Lol, it's really not that much money. Both schools do a sliding scale where after the first class the second class is only about $20 a month. I tried doing play dates but it's nice to take her to classes because a) she wants them, b) perhaps now she'll develop better motor skills than I have - I'm such a klutz, c) I don't have to worry about watching or cleaning up after other kids and d) I have a hard time finding play dates for her that are weekends or weekday evenings. The girls in my neighborhood have invited me to their playgroup several times but it's Fridays at 10 AM - when I'm at work. She does play in the dirt at school and at home with me quite a bit.
Zorbs: Is there any reason you don't believe in extracurriculars for preschoolers? I figured they couldn't hurt as long as she's the one who wants them and enjoys them and it's for fun and not all crazy and competitive, but am open to different perspectives. I do see a few parents who need a sharp set down, yelling at their kids and making them go, but Alita would go to both every day if she could. One time, we went on vacation and she missed class and had to do makeups, so she had back to back dance and gymnastics one day that week in addition to her regular classes on other days. She wanted to do both EVERY DAY after that!
Edited by: LKISINSATIABLE at: 8/23/2012 (11:00)