Just about every Saturday, Ayva and I get up at our normal time (early, very early), get dressed, and head out of the house on an adventure. Most days I know what’s on the menu; shopping, running errands or an event. Every once in awhile, though, there is a weekend where nothing has to get done, there’s nothing that we absolutely have to do. On those days, we leave the house as usual, jump on the train, and end up where we end up!
As Ayva gets older, I absolutely see the need for structured activities. Dance and music lessons, sports, and whatever else she shows interest in is sure going to take up lots of time, and will help her build the type of 21st century skills that she’ll need down the line. All of that structure can wait for right now, though. Right now, I want her to go from one activity to the next, exploring and discovering, trying and failing. For now, I just want her to be 3.