Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dance, gymnastics and licking glass

Reese and Ella have recently begun a gymnastics class (Reese’s class is half dance, ballet & tap, and half gymnastics). They both love gymnastics and it is so much fun to watch and participate with them. Reese’s class is 1 hour. The first 15 minutes of the class is tap dancing, the second 15 minutes is ballet and the last 30 minutes is gymnastics. During the first half of the class the dance portion is done in a smaller room next to the large gymnastics room. These rooms are separated by a glass wall.
Reese is not particularly fond of ballet or tap while her sister is within eye shot having a blast in gymnastics. She will sometimes participate in some of the ballet. During the tap portion she sits against the glass wall and stares at her sister while she is doing gymnastics. Recently she has begun licking the glass while wishing to be in the gymnastics room. So Neal or I will be sitting on the other side of the glass in the viewing area instructing our child to stop licking the glass wall. This seems to be rather amusing to all of the parents sitting around us. I have no aspirations of my daughter being a dancer if she does not want to be but I think we will stick with it for a few more weeks to see if she likes it any better because she begged to be in ballet for weeks prior to the start of this class. If she is still licking glass at that point we will switch to an hour long gymnastics class.

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