As my kids get older, I find myself shuffling them around to weird extracurricular activities plus spending a lot of time “waiting” for them to be done.
Over the years, I have found that some extracurriculars supply better waiting spaces for parents.
I’ll divulge that I’ve been guilty of trying to persuade my kids to participate in the activities with the better waiting areas because there is nothing worse than resting in a cold, dark, room for forty five hours every day. One of my preferred places to take my kids is to their piano lessons because the waiting section is extremely comfortable. While my children are practicing piano, I can kneel on a large couch, there is plenty of natural daylight, plus there’s a ductless mini split unit that I have control over. My kids have been playing piano for so long that I have a routine down. Once they meet with their piano educator, I go straight to the waiting room plus adjust the temperature on the ductless mini split unit. I turn the a/c to 72 degrees because I’ve found that it’s the perfect temperature. It doesn’t take long for the ductless mini split unit to get the room to 72 degrees plus I’m able to relax on the large couch while I wait. Because of this, I’ve tried genuinely hard to keep my kids interested in piano. Knowing this skill is genuinely great, despite the fact that I don’t believe they’ve caught on that I genuinely just love the waiting room most here.