I'm not going to make my kids play anything. When they're young, I'll put them into whatever sports they ask to be in, and some that they don't. If they find one that they like, they can choose to play it on their own. I want them to play A sport, but I don't want to choose the sport.
I never want my daughter to be a cheerleader, ever. If that's what she decides someday, then that's fine. But, I'm not going to stick my 6 year old daughter into a skirt and spandex to parade around like a Barbie Doll. I want my daughter to learn good values and life lessons, not to depend on her looks or her so called "cheer friends" to have her back. Where I come from, being a cheerleader is a shame and the only people who do it are the ones who have a lot of money and think they're better than everyone else, and they're clearly not. No one likes the cheerleaders here, and I woudn't want to subject my daughter to that. And the simple fact that how many cheerleaders still have their virginity? 2% of them? I don't care what my daughter decides when she's older, but I hope that I can teach her that she doesn't want anything to do with that when she's older.
I want my kids to play sports because they like them, not because I'm forcing them to. I'm not going to be one of those parents who pushes and pushes my kids in athletics to the point where they're doing steroids. I think that is terrible and that is not a good parent at all. I'll let my kids explore and experiment with different sports, and they can stick to one or two that they like. That's how I see it. And their grades will come first. I'm not going to give my kids 3 hours of homework from AP classes and then watch them practice for 2 hours and have no life. I want my kids to enjoy being a kid, because it's fun while it lasts. My kids can play what they want, but only if I think they can handle it. Personally, I can see Olivia playing Volleyball or Tennis and I could see my son playing Baseball or Soccer. It will all depend on what they want to do and I will be proud of them no matter what.