I’ve already mentioned that I don’t think I’m cut out to be a dance mom.
But I do think I can handle being a gymnastic mom for awhile due to the following:
--no expensive costumes (yes, I know as she moves up they could get expensive but she’s just in the beginning classes for now.)
--no hair in a neat bun (I still cannot figure this out for the life of me)
--no shouting angry teacher (oops. That wasn’t real life. That was the show on Lifetime called Dance Moms. Thankfully Natalie always had a nice (normal, fit) teacher.
Anyway, we’ll probably do gymnastics until Natalie tells me she’s over it. I’m not one of those parents who force her kids to stay in things. I figure life is short, why do something you don’t enjoy?
For now, Natalie enjoys it. These are the things she got to do at the end of her first year in gymnastics:
Balance beam. Does anyone else think of the scene in Anne of Green Gables when she crosses the rooftop?
Bouncing down the trampoline.
Practicing on the bar. She loves to flip.
After all of that, she got a medal.
I’m tempted to get her this since she loves Rapunzel:
(Sold here but it’s sold out at the moment.)
Natalie has almost mastered a cartwheel so it should be interesting to see what this year of gymnastics brings.