Last week I realised that my four month old baby possibly has the best social life imaginable. Not really just for her age but in general.
Before she was born I knew that I wanted to take Erin to as many classes as I possibly could. However, it took me a while to realise that there is a lot more to do in the little town of North Walsham. I was a bit annoyed to start with because I thought there was very little to do here. Oh how wrong I was! As Erin was premature, I wanted her to have the best start I could possibly give her and as soon as I found out about a a new class, we quickly went for a taster then signed her up.
This is how Erin’s week looks:
Monday: Little Bobbers Swimming (Review coming soon)
Tuesday: Baby Yoga (Review coming soon)
Wednesday: Bounce & Rhyme
Thursday: Day at home
Friday: Baby Sensory
Saturday & Sunday: John is off work most weekends so what we do depends on spare money
Honestly, I think I get just as exhausted as Erin does from all of these activities. However if I could find something for us to do on a Thursday then I probably would.
What I find strange is that not many parents who take their children to these classes take them to more than one, apart from me and two of my friends! I never see the same people at different classes. I would have thought that people would be taking their children to as much as possible like I do but this is where money comes in to play I guess.
Having Erin do all of these activities is not cheap and we do struggle to pay for everything. Swimming is £7 a class and payable either a term or half term at a time (Plus £4.30 a week in bus fare)
Baby Yoga is £50 for 10 weeks
Baby Sensory is £70 for 10 weeks
Luckily, Bounce & Rhyme is free!
The one class in town we don’t go to is Music in Motion because there is a 4 month+ waiting list! Erin has been on it since January but still no word on getting her a place. Those classes are on a Monday morning anyway and we have swimming at 12 so we couldn’t go to both anyway.
It works out that we spend £23.40 a week on Erin’s classes and travel to swimming. That’s a lot of money! Still, we find the money for everything because she deserves the best! Erin will possibly be behind with milestones for her age due to being premature and I truly believe that these classes do her the world of good! Baby yoga is doing wonders for her muscles and her reflux problems while Baby sensory is showing her new and exciting things every week.
While paying for Erin’s classes means that John and I have to go without say a meal out now and again or new clothes, I wouldn’t change our decision for the world. Erin is worth every penny we spend on her and she actually loves each and every class, which is the most important thing!