After reading back over my last post this morning, I realize that it certainly does sound like I'm trying to force sports on my Sophie, while ignoring her creative side. But I do want it to be known that I LOVE Sophie's creative side! She spends lots and lots of time writing (something I find quite fascinating about her), she wants to learn how how to stitch (I've ordered her one of Brightneedle's Mary Kirby children's kits, but it hasn't arrived yet), and she's starting piano on Thursday (which she is incredibly eager to learn, so I'm striking while the musical iron is hot!).
The sports thing is just to get her out of the house, bc if we didn't get her involved, she'd spend every waking moment hanging out with mom and dad. She needs to move those bones of hers! And she is always excited at the IDEA of starting a new sport, but she doesn't much care for the commitment sometimes. (Btw, she's been begging me to go back to tumbling, but I won't allow it bc she's quit it twice already. She gets angry at the coaches when they want to teach her how to do a proper cartwheel rather than just skipping to the fun part: roundoff-backhandspring-backtucks. Who wants to start at the beginning?)
And thank you for suggesting tennis! She loves to play this with her dad, but she refuses to sign up for real lessons. :) Maybe I can talk her into it after volleyball, bc I think she'd love it too!