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Friday, March 11, 2011

Gymnastics

Griffin had his first lesson at gymnastics yesterday and it went so well! His instructor/coach, Miss Vicky, was simply awesome! She gave Griffin all the necessary attention to give him the help that he needed in order for him to enjoy himself thoroughly and to participate in all the different areas. They worked out on the floor doing tumbling, the balance beam, the bars, the spring board, and the trampoline. Griffin was grinning from ear to ear the whole time and laughing throughout and needless-to-say mommy was thrilled. Griffin was a great listener paying attention to all of Miss Vicky's instruction and following the other kids. I decided when I signed him up that he would do best in a class that was younger than him and it ended up working out beautifully. The rest of the class was girls about 5-6 years old who didn't seem to mind that Griffin was older and the only boy, they were just interested in doing gymnastics.

Griffin tried gymnastics when he was about 5-6 years old but he was all over the place and it didn't work out so I am super thrilled that it is working out this time, it is a great outlet for him and good exercise in commitment and the discipline of following instruction in an activity.

Griffin has been in and out of meltdown mode since he got home from school so I am going to have to finish up and publish this post as is, otherwise heaven knows when I will get around to finishing it up. I haven't been very consistent lately as far as finding the time to write in the blog.

6 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, this makes me smile! I'm so glad that he loved it.

DeeAnn said...

That is great! I love hearing good things. You'll have to capture more moments and post them for us to see.

MWM said...

Thats great news. I tried Isaac with gymnastics as he loves running, climbing and balancing and is good at it, but it was a disaster. He messed around so much and couldnt cope with the fact there were 10 other lessons on in the same gym at the same time. he was only 5 at the time though and it was pre-ADHD medication. I plan to try again and hearing Griffin did so well gives me hope. This is super little men over from Mad Life by the way, I have moved my blog to http://moonwalkingmum.blogspot.com/

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I am a huge fan of gymnastics, it has been so good for my eldest daughter. As well as being good for her physically, she has buckets more confidence as a result and is much better able to cope with stress. Hope it works out well fir Griffin. Delighted he is doing this x

jazzygal said...

Oh that's fantastic Lora! Gymnastics is a perfect form of O.T. for our kids and like Blue Sky says his self esteem and confidence will get a boost too :-)

xx Jazzy

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