Thursday, September 04, 2008

Gymnastics is for Boys Too

I took my son to his first gymnastics class today. He did awesome. There was another boy in the class which was something I had originally wondered about.

I wrote about some of my son's speech issues here, here and here. It has been a long road and his speech has come such a long way. Over the summer I spent a lot of time working on his grip. We played a lot of tug-of-war and a lot of hanging on monkey bars at the park. The hardest part was holding Goddess back from jumping into the class. She wanted to participate so bad. I wish she fell into the age requirements because I would love to see her doing this also. Maybe next year.

Putting him in Gymnastics for me is just an extension of all the work we are doing and his OT which we will start again in a few weeks.

The classes are expensive but watching him today listening to his instructor, following directions, doing the uneven bars, kicking, jumping, and everything else involved makes it all worth it.

When we left he asked "maybe we come back again sometime really soon?" He will be very surprised when we walk in again next week. I am sure we will be seeing a lot of changes in him this year.

Holding him back from Kindergarten this year, getting him into a different pre-school for a different experience, gymnastics, soccer, and more are only the beginning of his metamorphosis.

Sweetie, I cannot wait to see you blossom this year. You make me so proud. I am amazed by your reading, your words, what you can write, and how I can ask you what letter starts each word and you can figure it out. You are extremely intelligent and such a sweet boy. I love you with all my heart and am so glad I was chosen to be your mommy.


  1. Anonymous8:36 PM

    LOVE the video! So damn CUUUTE!

    Bring home the GOLD, baby!! As Godmother, I expect to receive his 1st (or 2nd...only to you) autographed box of Wheaties (or Frosted Flakes, depending on the highest bidder) ;)

  2. The Gold???!! Wow, talk about shooting for the stars. Ok, you get the second box of Wheaties. Hell, girl you better grab his sig now, he may get to damn busy for us.


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