As some of you may know, little T started gymnastics class last year and I’m proud to say that she’s still loving it and has actually earned her first two badges.
For awhile my husband and I were worried that she’d lose interest, especially since it is a bit of a drive form where we live. But so far, she is still looking forward to Fridays when she gets to don her lovely sparkly gym leotards and now club hoodie. I’ve just recently sewn her badges on, ready for her to wear tomorrow.
After sewing the second one, my fingers were really hurting!
It’s so interesting and lovely to see how confident she is now after starting school this year, joining her gym class and also star-makers another after school activity. She’s no longer the scared, shy little girl who used to burst into tears just as the school bell would ring. Interestingly, some kids who were so confident at the start of the year are now the ones who have been tearful in the mornings, while T after a goodbye wave, would happily cue along with her other friends.
And it was actually also her idea to join star-makers (a drama, singing and dancing class), which one of the mum’s of her friends facilitate after school. All her friends went at the beginning, and she held back. We didn’t push her, for us it was enough that she had her gymnastics class and didn’t want (still don’t) to pile too much activities after school. Most days she’s too tired and grumpy to do anything anyway.
But one day, she surprised us all, by announcing that she wanted to go to star-makers too, which was fine, especially since it’s being held at our village hall, not far from her school.
Little T has definitely gone more than a mile from the kind of little girl she was before she started school. To think that at the beginning, I was so worried that we had made the wrong decision of starting her too early. After all, she had just turned four, in less than a couple of weeks before starting school.
What about you?
How are your little ones doing?