This summer, I signed Bud up for a 5 week gymnastics class at a local gym. He finished last week and, let me just tell you, I can't wait to sign him up again after we move. The transformation this class has brought about in Bud is absolutely fantastic! (I had a feeling it was going to be good when, after watching the teacher demonstrate a task on the first day, Bud was the only child to proudly do his "finish arms" when he was done.)
When gymnastics began, Bud showed some trepidation about doing some of the tasks his teacher set forth (especially those that entailed being upside down). By the time the class came to a close last week, he was attempting everything and excelled at many!
The newfound confidence he gained at gymnastics spilled over into other areas of his life. A few months ago we attempted to get him to ride a bike with training wheels, to no avail-- but one day last week he suddenly announced that he was ready to give it a go. Not only that, but he hopped on with no nervousness and took off! Without even looking to see if I was coming along or not! Then, this week, he started swimming lessons for the first time and did fantastically!
I really can't wait to sign him up for gymnastics again and I'm excited to see what growth Bud experiences when he starts soccer next month. It's just so much fun to watch!