I always miss my kids of course; being divorced is tough on the parents too. But I especially feel it when I hear about cool things going on in my city that I know my kids would love. Well, earlier this week the Iron-Kid Challenge started and that really got me thinking about my kids.
I guess it has a similar philosophy to the Harrisburg Wellness Challenge I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, being part of this project our Mayor established. It’s an after-school program that is meant to try and get kids excited about healthy diets and taking regular exercise. This particular part of the program received financing from the Highmark Caring Foundation. Rosemary Browne from the foundation said “for more than ten years we have worked to improve the health, well-being and quality of life in the communities that we serve. And we have also been focusing especially on efforts around children’s health.” There are going to be prizes given out at the end of the school year too.
My kids really need to get into this. They need to see that it can be fun and invigorating to eat well and find a sport they love. As well, if they get into sports early on in life then maintaining it will be easier for them as they get older. At least that’s what Dani said was how she got hooked on swimming.
It’s a real shame my kids just aren’t living here; I think they would really benefit from and enjoy this a lot.