I know you've all been on the edge of your seat waiting to hear how this week's tumbling class went. I am ever so happy to report that things went much, much better. Before class, I spoke to the instructor about what to do when my little tumblebean declined to participate in the group activities and how to encourage her to join the fold. She gave me some excellent tips and reassured me that her behavior was not unusual.
As much as I would like to say that it was my fine parenting that led to today's improved performance, I'm pretty sure it had more to do with her being more comfortable in the environment and activities and therefore less distracted.
Whatever the case, she participated in the circle time, listened better when I told her to wait her turn and only ran off from me a handful of times. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but I do believe I might have given birth to the next Mary Lou Retton.
I apologize for the graininess of these photos. I took them with Lucille, my fabulous iPhone, and while she actually takes some pretty amazing pictures, she's not so good with the action shots. And with my daughter, that's pretty much all there is.