Thursday, October 7

Tumbling Class

The Peanut started tumbling class last week and this week, the Hubs got to come with us.   He acted as our very own paparazzi/entourage.  Of course, I wanted pictures to record the event forever, but it's a parent involved class--so carrying the camera and herding the Peanut in the right direction would be nearly impossible for me.  So I was very excited that he could come with us today.

Plus, let's just say that last week, she was running in every which direction and didn't want to mind learning the ropes (no pun intended) and this week went much smoother.  And I am so glad that it did, because last week I was seriously questioning my ability as a parent.  The Peanut didn't want to listen or pay attention or let me guide her at all and after class the instructors told me that that was completely normal and it normally took a few weeks for the child to adjust to the structure of the class.  I really thought she was just being nice and that I was failing as a parent and not disciplining the Peanut at home the way I should.  That probably sounds really silly or paranoid.  However, when all the other children both older and younger were doing exactly what they are supposed to do and my little Peanut is throwing herself down on the ground each time she doesn't want to follow instructions (meaning: sit still) it caused me to question what I was doing wrong.  So this week, when the Peanut minded Mommy much better between activities, it caused my little heart to sing. 

Sitting on her little carpet square like a little champ and "swinging like a monkey"...

she loved racing and jumping over the rope...

and she laughed and laughed when she was on the wheel and was turned over...

and although instruction time went much smoother this week, it's still a work in progress.

They do these "obstacle" courses each week and this time she got to jump in a bounce house and walk on a balance beam (among lots of other fun things).....

she also got to climb up on the uneven bars and although she was timid, she was such a big girl--she did it without fail!

At the end of class, they get a stamp on each hand and foot, which Peanut absolutely adores.

When she woke up from her nap, her first words to me were "bouncy board." 

I'd say she had a good time. 


girlichef said...

Aaahhhh, I remember those days :D Such fun...enjoy every moment!! Before ya know it they're teenagers and not quite so easy to please.... tee hee.

Carla said...

Oh my word, how fun!! She looks SO BIG in all the pictures. Give her a big hug from Auntie and let's chat soon! Love you all!


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