Are you OK with Sunday activities for kids?

A friend recently asked on Facebook if anyone else had noticed a trend of kids’ activities being moved to Sundays.

We in fact have had two groups move many, if not all, of their meetings from weeknights to Sunday afternoons in the last two months.  Girls Scouts has moved entirely to Sunday afternoons. (The leader asked if it was OK and everyone said yes.) And Boy Scouts is still meeting some during their week but also some on Sundays as well. (They also asked if it was OK.)

I wouldn’t participate in any activity on Sunday that was during church hours in the morning.  I don’t mind the Sunday afternoon meetings too much. Since my husband is almost always home on Sundays I don’t have to drag all three children to the meetings. Also on Sundays he can help take their kids to the activities.

I hate having to rush through homework and dinner to do weeknight activities. So it has simplified our weeknights some.

My only objection is that sometimes it would be nice just to come from church and not have to go anywhere.

Do you see a trend toward Sunday games, meeting and activities for kids? If so, what do you think is spurring this trend?

How do you feel about Sunday activities? Does it make life simpler or cut into your weekends? Are you willing to meet on Sunday mornings? Would you mind Sunday afternoons?

189 comments Add your comment

Becky

February 16th, 2010
2:47 pm

Off topic, but here goes..We have a new baby girl in our family as of about one hour ago..

JJ

February 16th, 2010
2:47 pm

Ya’ll do know the bible was written 400 years AFTER christ. Who knew what he said then?

Sam

February 16th, 2010
2:52 pm

Hey Tiger, choke on my prayer stick.

5!!!

February 16th, 2010
2:52 pm

“Ya’ll do know the bible was written 400 years AFTER christ. Who knew what he said then?”

Well, the bible is actually a collection of books that were “cannonized” by the Council of Nicea in the 4th century. However, all of the books, letters, and other writings were penned much earlier. Some as early as 50AD-100AD.

Anyway, whats really interesting isn’t so much whats in the Bible, as what was left out and why.

lakerat

February 16th, 2010
2:53 pm

JJ – the red letter “words of Christ” only appear in the 4 Gospels – all of those are first hand accounts and were passed down in the generations after Christ’s death. History then is like history today – how do we know that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor? History is ALWAYS written AFTER THE FACT!

Rebecca

February 16th, 2010
2:54 pm

“There are many so-called christian churchgoers that have an attitude of “I’m a better person than you because I go to church and you don’t” ”

LOL – I would really like to know where you meet people like this. Personally never met anyone that has displayed this attitude towards me – verbally or otherwise. Maybe it is YOU. Paranoid perhaps? Maybe these “Christians” are reacting to some obscure behavior or attitude of yours? Tolerance is a 2 way street.

Julia

February 16th, 2010
2:54 pm

awwwww becky how sweet! :)

Julia

February 16th, 2010
2:55 pm

Rebecca or it could be the spirit has the mirror in their face and they do not like what they see for them selves

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
2:59 pm

@lakerat…fair enough..but if the day ever comes that you’re talking about anything other than the topic at hand, don’t get surprised if I call you on it. ;-)

@MJG…you know, I had actually written in the comment box “consider it let go”, and then I saw your book recommendation. Was that your way of letting it go? Just curious, out of deference to lakerat, I actually will let it go.

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
3:00 pm

@lakerat….I find your explanation about the symbolism of red letters in the Bible to be a tad bit off topic today. I had no idea I would get to remind you of that so soon. ;-)

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
3:04 pm

Awww Sam….I’m blushing.

Julia

February 16th, 2010
3:05 pm

Tiger you really can not see an act of kindness can you?

lakerat

February 16th, 2010
3:06 pm

Touche’, Tiger, but I must warn you, you really do not want to get into “who can be a bigger smart azz” contest with me…

motherjanegoose

February 16th, 2010
3:07 pm

@ tiger…I think Julia actually recommended the book….I have not read it.

Well . . .

February 16th, 2010
3:08 pm

Tiger, I believe you should be speaking to Julia about the “let it go” comment, because she said @
2:42, “I will not get on here to just counter everything you say about your beliefs …”, but we all know better, don’t we?

Julia

February 16th, 2010
3:08 pm

where is dar when you need her! :)

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
3:10 pm

@MJG…my bad MJG….I did actually mean to direct that comment at Julia…I write you so often it’s just become second nature for me to put in your initials for some reason. Kind of like how I text my wife when I mean to text someone else…just habit! ;-)

Julia

February 16th, 2010
3:10 pm

can some one please hand me a tissue… what “well” said has just crushed me to were I just can not go on another day longer…

Julia

February 16th, 2010
3:11 pm

just like when you text the wife and it really was to go to the mistress?? :)

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
3:11 pm

@Well….just for the record, I haven’t uttered one word about religious beliefs since 2:42. Nor do I intend to.

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
3:12 pm

@Julia…..a tragic and untimely mistake from a man who would benefit from my counsel! ;-)

Julia

February 16th, 2010
3:12 pm

Tiger I was picking on you about the texting…. I really do not think you cheat on your wife :)

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
3:13 pm

@Julia…I got it! gave me a good chuckle!

Julia

February 16th, 2010
3:15 pm

good. it was just that door was left wide open and one smart ass to another, someone was gonna pounce :)

Becky

February 16th, 2010
3:17 pm

Theresa, what happened to your new topic about the Mother having to fly 2-3 rows away from her child??

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
3:17 pm

@Julia…it’s the slippery slope I manuever with a moniker like mine!

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
3:19 pm

@lakerat…..sounds like a challenge…..;-)

lakerat

February 16th, 2010
3:22 pm

Nah, too far off topic…

Tiger needs me on his PR team

February 16th, 2010
3:24 pm

@lakerat…fair enough, I’m not here to cause trouble.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

February 16th, 2010
4:12 pm

new topic up for your afternoon pleasure — would you sit rows away from your 2-year-old on a plane?? One mom’s fight with US Airways.

http://blogs.ajc.com/momania/2010/02/16/mom-fights-us-airways-via-her-blog-would-you-sit-separated-from-your-2-year-old/

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

February 16th, 2010
4:13 pm

Becky – I pulled it while waiting for a response from the airlines — still waiting but I gave them about 2 hours before putting it up — hopefully we’ll hear from them.

hlb

February 16th, 2010
4:30 pm

So for those complaining about children’s birthday party times, what times do you suggest for a party? Seriously, I have to plan one in April.

Jane and Julia

February 16th, 2010
5:23 pm

@Jane and @Julia, please go away. I’m tired of reading your comments. It’s posters like you that have made me less interested in this blog.

Kate

February 16th, 2010
5:33 pm

As I read through most of these posts the same theme pops out; to busy, to busy, to busy. It takes brave people to jump off the treadmill and stroll comfortably through this beautiful life with their morals, their gratitude and their shockingly bare calendars held securely to their hearts.

DB

February 16th, 2010
5:41 pm

@hlb: Plan it to suit yourself. If they can come, they will. If they can’t or don’t want to, they won’t. You are (obviously, from this blog!) never going to please everyone, “so you might as well please yourself!”

Julia

February 16th, 2010
6:53 pm

Jane and Julia who ever you are.. it sure sucks to be you

motherjanegoose

February 16th, 2010
7:32 pm

@ Jane and Julia…is that supposed to be clever?

There are many on this blog who dislike one poster or another. Lots of folks dislike me…some however like me. There are also some posters whose opinions I do not care for. Oh well…I have neighbors and relatives I do not care for either LOL.

Anyone who has been here for a while knows that EVERYONE is allowed and Theresa is really the only one who can make anyone go away…by banning their e-mail. This rarely happens unless things get WAY out of hand.

DB once said it best…kinda like first grade….if we ignore those we do not want to play with, they may get the message. So far, it does not seem like anyone is ignoring Jane or Julia…just my opinion. I guess we could ignore you and that might work? I have nothing AT ALL against you but am disappointed with all posters who do not use any kind of actual name, rather mesh together something someone else said…that’s just me.

@ Kate good point to ponder in your 5:33 post. I will say that there are some nights I just put on my P.J.s at 8:00 and enjoy a cup of hot tea and a good book…taking time to relax…love it!

zoe

February 17th, 2010
2:40 pm

Thersa- saw your post from yesterday about the ITBS test book, you can’t (and shouldn’t) prep for the ITBS. It is nationally normed, prepping for it defeats the purpose of the test. According to the ITBS website the purpose of the test is to: (1) to describe each student’s developmental level within a test area, (2) to identify a student’s areas of relative strength and weakness in subject areas, and (3) to monitor year-to-year growth in the basic skills.

If your friend is trying to get her kid into gifted using ITBS scores, she is doing a disservice to the gifted teacher and the students who qualified for gifted on their own merits. Like it or not, 50% of the students taking the test are above the average score, 50% are below. Unfortunately, we all can’t live in Lake Wobegon.

motherjanegoose

February 17th, 2010
4:30 pm

@ zoe…LOL…do southerners know what Lake Wobegon is? I loved to listen to the stories on tape!