Extracurricular activities are such an important part of our childhood. So many schools these days are cutting down on these activities to save money on their bottom line. It is such a shame. I was attending my son's cello concert a couple of years ago. I could not believe the turnout of support from the parents. The audience was fully packed everyone waiting for their kid to perform. I started to get a little choked up. What about all of the kids that are at home, I thought.