I understand that parents want the best for their children, but I think that Mum and Dad might have gone a little overboard when it came to signing me up for literally every extra-curricular club going. Seriously, at one point I was attending Brownies, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Singing (because that paid off), Acting, Trampolining (again what was the point?), Swimming and even French lessons on a Saturday afternoon. Yes, every Saturday afternoon off I went to some random school that was stupidly allowed to open on a weekend for a two hour French lesson. Two hours. On a Saturday! I must have been a really keen kid or a really annoying one...because I'm pretty sure it wasn't because I was some sort of child genius.
Unsurprisingly, I haven't turned out to be an all dancing, super-swimming, performing, gymnastic, french-speaking, sewing-wiz do-good-er and the French lessons didn't last very long (probably because we all have better things to do on a Saturday!) But I know that I loved every minute of those classes as they not only gave me some fantastic memories, but they helped me develop so many life skills and the confidence to grow as an individual...so thanks Ma & Pa. Aside from the classes and a pretty awesome upbringing, without them I wouldn't have Coeliac Disease too and therefore I'd be missing out on the amazingness that is Genius gluten free foods!