I just read that article posted about Michael Phelps. Very inspiring! Eris has asked about ballet a few times and I've contemplated signing her up - but - money is tight and I don't want to sign her up if she's not going to participate. We tried gymnastics last year and it didn't go great. She was always the last one to complete the task, never did exactly what was told, upset one of the teachers. I'm afraid she'll do the same with ballet. Just do what she wants and not follow instructions. She likes school, but often needs an extra nudge to get things done. I also don't want to invest in leotards and shoes if she's just going to do a few classes. We did do swimming lessons over the summer and she did well, considering her issues. It would be nice to get her involved in some kind of activity to keep her busy. I thought about Spiral Scouts, but the closest I could find is in the next county over (30 min drive), unless I start a goup on my own. I could have her join Girl Scouts, but the subject matter of Spiral Scouts is much more to her liking. We visited a booth at Faerieworlds in Eugene last summer and she loved the group of girls, how they interacted with her and the activities they had. What sports or extra curricular activities do your kids do that they enjoy and can focus on? I guess that can be different for each child's interest, but any suggestions would be great. She just started 1st grade. We live in a smallish city (about 75K people, 40% retired) and there aren't a lot of options of things to do to begin with.