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I love that I have a sporty kid.
He’s been on skates since just before he turned 2.
Every summer he’s been on a 3 on 3 hockey team.
Together with him, we decided that he would withdraw from the team and just play house league.
Cam loves sports and he needs to be involved in something. He is constantly moving; riding a bike, on his roller blades, practicing pitching, playing soccer in the street, volleyball in the street. I never want him to lose that energy and love of sports and activity.
I know many families whose kids are on the ice 12 months out of the year. We’ve done it in the past. I just think it’s so important for him to also be kid. To have fun. Especially in the summer. To not have to leave a friends game of road hockey for hockey practice. Or to leave a backyard pool party for a 3 on 3 game.
This year we decided not to have him play any spring sports. No spring hockey. No roller hockey. We also decided that he would not play 3 on 3 this summer.
Just house league baseball.
This has been a very sound decision for us.
Each diamond he plays at has a great park beside it. Perfect for Cuyler and Eva.
That’s family time.
But more importantly he will be able to spend his summer as a 10 year old little boy.