Thursday, April 8, 2010

Take Two

I know you've all been on the edge of your seat waiting to hear how this week's tumbling class went. I am ever so happy to report that things went much, much better. Before class, I spoke to the instructor about what to do when my little tumblebean declined to participate in the group activities and how to encourage her to join the fold. She gave me some excellent tips and reassured me that her behavior was not unusual.

As much as I would like to say that it was my fine parenting that led to today's improved performance, I'm pretty sure it had more to do with her being more comfortable in the environment and activities and therefore less distracted.

Whatever the case, she participated in the circle time, listened better when I told her to wait her turn and only ran off from me a handful of times. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but I do believe I might have given birth to the next Mary Lou Retton.






















I apologize for the graininess of these photos. I took them with Lucille, my fabulous iPhone, and while she actually takes some pretty amazing pictures, she's not so good with the action shots. And with my daughter, that's pretty much all there is.

18 comments:

  1. Just look at her...she is adorable!

    I'm thinking the 2020 Olympics, perhaps?

    Love it!

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  2. You people and your homely children...... sigh... :)

    Um... do they have classes for adults, cause that foam pit is looking RIGHT up my ally....

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  3. I am so happy to read this post. Yay Bean! Cara, I think you aren't too far off the mark on the Mary Lou Retton comment. Love the pictures.

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  4. Way to go, Sophie!!! Way to go, you, for letting it happen!

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  5. I knew it would get better. It got better with Hayden. I am so glad.

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  6. Glad to hear things are going better. It can be hard when your child doesn't want to participate. We have been though that before. Keep up the good work.

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  7. I see glimpses of greatness!! She looks strong, flexible and you already know she's a "go getter!" I should get her autograph now! It will be worth something one day!
    :) Kristin

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  8. that is great to hear! My daughter is going to be 3 in June and I will be enrolling her in her first class this summer. I hope she does well, I haven't left her alone in a class of any sort yet except the 30 minute sunday school at church. So we might have to take it slow like you did. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Love those tiny hands and toes reaching, climbing, crawling, stretching, swinging. And any activity in which you can wear polka-dotted pants is the best. =>

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  10. Oh how fun! I bet that increases so many things in a young child. Mobility, balance, hand eye. Interesting. As well as the mental qualities. I never took mine to tumbling class. (should have, lol)

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  11. Woo hoo! Glad week two was an improvement -- looks to me like The Bean had tons of fun. One of these days I need to figure out how to get Little Bit in gymnastics.

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  12. gymnastics has been my saving grace. It has given my kid so much self esteem.She loves her coaches and feels "safe" there. It wouldn't kill them to lower the prices, however. Would it?

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  13. Yay!

    And I'm on the same page as Lizzy... that foam pit looks like fun!

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  14. I can see the signs of greatness!

    I miss leaping into the foam pit. That sounds like a great stress reliever for mamas.

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  15. yeah! My little one didn't take well to this class the first time around either . We waited a few months and went back - super stare now. We had class this morning and she told me "this is the best day ever, momma"!

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  16. Olympics here you come! Woot!

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Give me some sugar, baby!