Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The 'Nastics

Are you a little worried about what this post could POSSIBLY be about with a title like that?  I know...it's..different.

Never fear - that is how Jack says 'gymnastics'.

Here is the thing about Jack. The kid is a bruiser.  He plays rough, he plays hard, and he loves every second of it.  He has no bodily fear whatsoever, and when I saw him start doing what can only be described as a very floppy forward handspring, I knew that we needed some help.

I don't want to teach him a spirit of fear, but I want him to learn to be safe.  So...if the kid if going to flip?  We are going to hire someone to teach him to flip safely.
 Enter 'the Nastics'.  From 4:15 to 5:00 PM on every Wednesday, Jack can be found jumping and rolling his little heart out with Miss Heidi - his gymnastics coach.
I cannot even explain to you how excited he gets during his class.  He literally does not stop hopping.  He hops from station to station, he hops while Miss Heidi shows him what to do, and he hops to the water fountain to get a drink - he is really THAT happy to be doing this.
Matt and I were both so happy to see him enjoying something so wholeheartedly, and you better believe I was totally doing the squealing mom, taking obscene amounts of pictures thing the entire first class.
Do I expect to have a "Go Moms" Visa commercial made about us in the future? Uh - no.  Even if he never learns to do a forward roll without going a little to the side - I consider this money well spent. 
Can you see his face there?  I mean really - the boy is having the time of his life.   And can you guess what his very FAVORITE thing to do with Miss Heidi is??
Jump in the blocks, of course!

*As of last week there is now one other little girl in his class, which is awesome! Except for the fact that she accidentally jumped on his head (yeah - really).  He isn't letting that faze him though, he cant wait to go back to the 'nastics with that 'other little girl'. 

**Also he calls the beam the 'balance bean', and I so do not want to tell him the right way.  It is just too precious. 


  1. Ok that looks so cool, even I would want to do that!

    1. Haha I agree! I've been trying to figure out if I can get away with 'accidentally' falling in the blocks when we walk past.

  2. Awww so adorable! I want to join that class! ;)

  3. Jack, what did you do in gymnastics today?
    I jumped in the blocks.
    What else?
    I jumped in the blocks.

    I love that he enjoys it so much! Thanks for documenting this huge milestone in our boy's life.


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