Jake & Ellie used to go to a free-play session at a local children’s gym regularly, usually every week. They loved it.
Then they started this thing called “pre-school“; the gym session clashed with their school hours so we had to stop, planning to enrol them in a weekend class.
As you may have noticed it’s term break! They’ve been again a couple of times, the first time since June.
As with their going to the circus I’ve been surprised at their progress in the meantime: how much more than seem capable of, & how much less they seem afraid of!
Previously they enjoyed swinging on a trapeze: now they launch themselves onto it, grab the bar – & then swing! If it wasn’t for the sea of foam beneath it I’d be petrified!
If I didn’t see it myself I don’t think I’d believe they could do it!
I think I may be having a hard time getting used to the idea that my little doe-eyed baby twins are no longer…well, doe-eyed babies.
Ellie can do it too but not as easily as Jake: he is the master here!
Ellie’s probably more of a fan of the rings; she’s always been good on those.
And I was really impressed with how much more confident & able she was on the rope (and Jake); it had scared her to swing from any sort of height before. Not now!
“Me Tarzan, you Jake”?…
And, believe it or not. I get some exercise as well! There’s a big padded hollow roller that they love being pushed around in – and they’re getting heavy!
The good news is that with their new school hours when they start pre-school properly in September they’ll be able to go to the free-play session again, as well as the weekend class!
So… Brazil 2016?
Don’t worry: I’m not getting carried away here. I can wait until 2020…
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You may also like:
- Thank you Letter to My Children’s Pre-School teachers and staff (kidsrsimple.com)
- Queen of the swingers! Danielle Hope flies high on trapeze (express.co.uk)
- Let’s catch up! (whiskeyforaftershave.com)
- Britain passes 2016 Olympic baton to Brazil (itv.com)