Gymnast?

 The debate has been whether to pay for Henry to go for Gymnastics. If you ask me, I think NO! The boy is two, he would just be going to jump and not really do real gymnastics. But here, is where my NO is almost becoming yes. The teacher comes to his class to pick them up, the ones who are enrolled line up and leave singing with their hands raised. The ones who are not enrolled are left crying in the class, they obviously assume their friends are off to a grand time somewhere and they are not allowed to go. That part kills me. So, I ask myself, to pay or not to pay? $25 per month for once a week lesson…Can you tell I am in a dilemma? His sister went for the same class when she was 3 until she was 5.

4 thoughts on “Gymnast?

  1. Tanya Thomas says:

    25 a month is a steal of a deal. You are right about what he’ll do in class at this stage. We started Ethan at 2 in gymnastics because he had WAY too much energy and the class helped burn some of that off. I think it also gave him a love for the sport and at 8 he still participates. I also think that teacher is being unkind to the other children in the class. She should be spoken to!

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  2. Oh, poor Henry! Why do the teachers let it seem like the left behind kids are missing something? Do they get some of the money all the parents pay if they enroll their kid? LIke you, my knee jerk reaction is no… but exercising a kid is a good thing. They’re calmer, better able to focus, and they eat and sleep better as a result. So while I don’t agree with the handling of the left behind kids, I do like the idea of lots of exercise for Henry – even if it’s just jumping up and down.

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  3. I remember when I was working and a co-worker had the same dilemma and really couldn’t afford the extra $$. She felt very guilty for not letting her son go. But honestly, if he has the energy for it, I think the fee is very reasonable and it wouldn’t be a bad thing. I really wanted to take Fuller to the Little Gym but it is soooo expensive. $25 for that kind of focused energy expenditure is great.

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  4. Sayre, the teacher does not work for the school. She has a performing arts outfit, complete with teachers and equipment, (I am not about to give her free air time) and she has different classes ALL over Chattanooga, for dance, gymnastics, ballet, baton twirling??? cheer leading etc. She comes to the daycare and has the classes for different ages. I maybe wrong but I feel like she does it intentionally (coming to get the kids like that) so that the kids come home and say (What Rehema did) Mom, I want to go for gymnastics. It is looking like next week Henry might be singing “This is my right hand!”

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