Thursday, December 17, 2009

Free time.

Not for me, although that would be so nice during this busy season. Free time at the gym after gymnastics class. After class, you can pay a few bucks and your kids get to run around in the gym for an hour. This was the first time we took advantage of it, but first we had to get through class. Both classes were .... loopy. While the classes normally run very smoothly, today all of the kids in both classes were having a difficult time concentrating. If I didn't know better, I'd swear there had been a full moon last night. (Especially after the mouse fiasco earlier this morning.)

Exhibit A: Ainsley walking on the balance beam. Look at her body language. She's just strolling along there, chatting to the teacher.

It was actually a funny conversation. The teacher had asked another student who was wandering around in a daze if she was lost. Being three years old, Ains had to tell her that *she* wasn't lost, she'd come here with her mother and her mother knew how to drive, so she knew she wasn't lost, and she'd recognized the building as soon as we'd pulled in, and then when she came in, she'd recognized the teacher, so she *knew* she wasn't lost. Ad infinitum.

Hannah's class didn't fare much better, but she and her cousin got their synchronized balance beam walking down.

What I'm trying to say is, we *needed* that gym free time to get some energy out. An added bonus was that Gray got to be on the other side of the white fence today. No more watching his sisters get to play on the equipment without him while he had to be content throwing cars through the fence.

The block pit at the end of the long trampoline was a favorite, naturally.

Keeping an eye on three kids in a crowd of thirteen wasn't easy. Gray would be on one side of the gym while Ains would be on another.

Luckily, Hannah made it easy. She and her cousins stuck together like glue. Every time I turned around, they were together - always on a different piece of equipment, but together, which meant that my sister could keep an eye on Hannah while keeping an eye on her own kids.

There they are.
And there.
And there.
And there's Gray.
There they are again.
And again.
And there's Gray.
And Ains moving so fast you can barely see her.

And Gray again.
I don't know if I'll be able to keep him on the right side of the fence at our next class. Once you get a taste of the good life ... especially if it involves a trampoline and a crawl tunnel ...


Darcel said...

That looked like a lot of fun! Gray is getting so big.

trixi said...

That looks like my kinda gym!

MamaTea said...

I'm thinking if everyone could jump off into those squishy block things, the world would be a better place! Looks like a great gym...makes me tired just watching them :)