“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
This summer T got to participate in her first ever group activity! We signed her up for gymnastics, and she’s been having the time of her life! She loves everything about it, and if I could afford to sign her up to go 3 times a week, I prolly would. It’s just fun!
Her teacher’s name is Miss Paula, and let me tell you – she’s amazing! Aside from the fact that she wears an orange shirt (and everyone knows that people who wear orange shirts are automatically awesome), she manages to wrangle something like twelve three-year-old kids simultaneously and keep them safe and (mostly) waiting their turn in line, while letting them do ridiculous and possibly dangerous things only with the aid of one other adult (Miss Rebecca). And you know what? She SMILES the WHOLE ENTIRE TIME! She’s totally my hero. T loves her, too, and is always asking me questions about her; Can she do flips? What’s her favorite color? Does she wear panties? (I still don’t know the answer to that last one).
They do all kinds of silly and wonderful things there like;
And tumbling. . .
and sliding – on MATS!
They actually do a lot of weird things on mats. . .
They even go through through them, sometimes!
there’s usually a lot of balancing on top of things going on. . .
but they like to hang from things, too. . .
And on the very last day of classes, all of the children were given certificates of achievement. . .
and GOLD MEDALS for being awesome!
Then they each did a “ta-da” (which is what it’s called when you put your hands up above your head and look extra proud of yourself), and they let parents take lots and lots of pictures. Which I was more than willing to do, having waited 11 whole weeks for the chance (for a shutterbug like me, the wait was pure torture)!
T thinks that her medal is actually a picture of her and her friends doing gymnastics, and she thinks that she won it by being so good at doing her “ta-da’s”
Tumbling is awesome!