There is something so satisfying in telling anyone that will listen that you are under the weather. Sometime, when I see people on Facebook posting about being sick, I have that thought that a lot of us do, “Why are you telling everyone?!?” Fast forward to the moment I get sick. My orders of thoughts are as follows: 1. Crap, I am sick 2. Maybe the kids will magically become self-sufficient long enough for a Nyquil commercial style nap 3. I must let everyone know immediately! Everyone I know had been sick first and I have literally been jumpy at the prospect of getting it.
I feel like everyone has had it at this point, that of course excludes my husband who rarely gets sick (he gets the loud dad clap AND the better immune system, awful.) What is the most upsetting is I just took a weekend and visited friends and family sans kids, and while having sick kids crawl all over me couldn’t get me sick, a weekend full of adults did the trick.
The weather is supposed to stay pretty wet into the weekend and this first event is the perfect thing to do to entertain the kids while keeping your feet dry. I also cover two ways to do soccer, baseball for the really little ones, and the only indoor sport, spring basketball.
This weekend, Edmonds Elementary will celebrate its sixth annual musical when they put on Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. The musical runs 60 minutes and is based on both the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 classic Disney film. The main cast is 45 students — 4th through 6th graders — joined by an adorable, sometimes wiggly, ensemble of K-3rd grade Edmonds Elementary tudents. There are four showings of Peter Pan Jr. at Edmonds Elementary, 1215 Olympic Ave, Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 8, at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m.. Tickets are available at the door for $5 and “are expected to sell out.” My son spent two years at Edmonds Elementary so I can tell you that the productions are fun, family-friendly, and full of talented kids.
Another session of Kids Love Soccer starts up this Saturday, March 8, and runs through April 15. Because it’s almost spring, the classes are now being held outside at City Park, 600 3rd Ave. S. I will sing the praises of Kids Love Soccer to anyone who will listen. Coach Ian is amazing! I just had a Coach Ian love-fest with a Mom friend where we expressed our continued amazement at the happy spell he seems to put the kids under. There are different classes for kids between ages 2 and 10 and is the perfect activity for a busy family looking to get the kids out of the house because the commitment doesn’t extend from the class times. To register for classes call Edmonds Parks and Recreation at 425-771-0230 or, if you are one of those people you can remember your log-in info, visit reczone.org
If you are looking for a soccer team, Sno-King Youth Club is currently registering kids for spring soccer, among other sports. Kids from preschool to high school can find a spring soccer team. You can either call them at 425-775-2633 or registration is done easily online HERE. Teams play at different parks around Edmonds and registration is open until teams fill up, which is already the case for a few age groups. When I spoke with SKYC, they let me know that they are also registering for spring basketball for girls grades 1st through 6th and boys grades 1st through 8th, as well as baseball for kids 3 though Kindergarten. I recently registered my youngest for a Sno-King team after so many friends have had such great experiences with both their soccer and basketball team through Sno-King Youth Club.
— By Jen Marx
Jen Marx, an Edmonds Mom of two young boys, is a traffic reporter by dawn and writer and PBJ maker by day. She is always looking for a fun place to take the kids that makes them tired enough to go to bed on time. You can contact Jen with your local event at [email protected] or find her trying to make sense of begging kids to ” just eat the mac n cheese” at SnackMomSyndrome.com. If you have a kid-friendly event you’d like to share, email her at [email protected].