Monday, February 28, 2011


She is beside herself with excitement. And in the few hours that have lapsed since I took her into the gymnastics place to sign her up and since we went to Target together to purchase her gymnastics leotard, in those few hours, we have had the same conversation many more times than I can count on two hands.

"What day will I start my gymnastics class, Mommy?"

"Well, this week since you missed the first class this morning, you will have your class on Thursday night. But every week after this week, it will be on Monday morning."

"What day is today?"


"So tomorrow I can say the day after tomorrow I'll have my gymnastics class?"

"Yep! When you wake up tomorrow, you can say that day after tomorrow will be your first class. Then the next day when you wake up, you can say that tomorrow you'll have your first class!"

"Then it will be on Monday after this week?"


"But this week it's on Thursday?"

"You got it!"

And on the way to Target, there was this conversation as well as one that went like this:

"We're going to Target now?"

"Uh huh."

"To get that thing for me, that thing, what is it called again?"

"A leotard."

"To get my leotard?"


"For my gymnastics class?"

She couldn't wait to get home to try it on. All the way home she talked about her new class and her "What is that thing I'm wearing called again, Mommy?" and about how she would practice her balance when she got home. And she did practice her balance on the stairs, on the wide stripes of the area rug, on the strips of the hardwood floor.
Audrey feet

Yes, my little girl is definitely very excited about her first gymnastics class.

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Brownie said...

How thrilling for her! Blondie was in gymnastics for 7 years. I have saved every one of her leotards.

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

How sweet! I know those conversations can almost drive you a little nuts (or more than a little nuts...but maybe that's just me) unless you keep in mind how very much the topic means to your child. :) I hope she enjoys the classes as much as she's enjoying the anticipation!

Michelle said...

How exciting!!! Love the cute story, and the toes!!!

kbreints said...

Hooray! Sounds like fun. Sweet little toes :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I'm excited for her!

Gymnastics has been really wonderful for Sam. I hope you guys have a great experience, too.

5thsister said...

What a grand new adventure for her! Of course she's excited! How wonderful for her.

Ashley Sisk said...

Oh how exciting!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

It's so cute when they are so excited about something like that. It's a great feeling as a parent to be able to provide them with something that makes them that happy. Joy flows all around.

Thanks for the encouraging words. I do feel that way about linking up sometimes - no worries on the length of your comment. I really do appreciate all you had to say. It hits deep & gave me the drive to keep going. :)

Michelle said...

She will love it!!!! My daughter loves it. It's so much fun to see them for the first time too. :) And I know about those conversations. When you have to answer the same questions over and over and over again. LOL

tsinclair said...

awww...she will be the cutest one out there.

deb duty said...

This is so sweet and I love the photo! And now you'll get to take pics of her practicing her moves. Sounds fun!

Darcy said...

oh my gosh i remember the days!!!!!!!!!!! i have the FONDEST memories of gymnastics. sounds like your girl is gunna have FUNNN!!!!

dclouser said...

Love the pic of little Audrey's darling toes!

Tiaras said...

all my kids take gymnastics and LOVE their classes!!