As parents, you try to give your children the sun, moon, and stars. So, you load up the car and rush from activity to activity. You are trying to help your child to grow, to learn, and to "find their thing". You pay fees, rev up the Mom/Dad taxi, and dutifully attend the shows and the games. All the while you are hoping that your child will love their experiences and deep down, you hope that they will appreciate your sacrifices. Good luck with that.
I can tell you what you ARE giving them and whether they appreciate it or not right now...they will.
You are giving empathy, "smarts", self confidence, teamwork, work ethic, criticial thinking skills,acceptance, and joy. You are helping your child grow into a vital, exciting human with great knowledge and skills. That's not too shabby. You are giving them the sun, moon, and stars. Stay tuned for a monthly blog detailing just how awesome YOU are for giving you child the world through the arts.