Being Brickner : Girls at the Gym

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Girls at the Gym

I don't know if I put this in my head, but I don't think our Waverly Maye is a homebody type of girl.  If my hunch is correct, she certainly would have gotten that trait from me.  I get "cabin fever" if I'm home for more than a few hours in a row.  I have to get out, and most likely that "out" equates to browsing the aisles at Target, TJ Maxx, or the mall.  If I'm honest, we (me & my mini-me), can be found at ones of those forementioned most days of the week. And as a result, my bank account may have seen better days.

So in an effort to start 2013 with a better financial philosophy without requiring Waverly & I to stay homebound until the on set of Spring ... I had to come up with a plan.  I (of course) turned to Google to research "activities for moms & babies" in our area.  And after making some calls and inquiries, Waverly & I were signed up to try classes at two different little gyms.  
We (both of us) were super excited. 

Our first class was at a Gymboree gym.  It was thirty-minutes long and jam-packed full of singing, dancing, and climbing. Waverly only had one minor meltdown and other than that, was happy as could be.  I considered it a success.

Waverly & her first teacher.

The second free-trial class was at Little Gym.  Although Waverly was by far the youngest in her class, she was a stellar student (if I do say so myself.)  We had the best time. 
However, I must point out that there were several different occasions that I was in disbelief that I was singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider while marching in a circle with other moms I had never met.  And really enjoying it.  Didn't see that one coming a couple of years ago when I was on the dance floor at my local bar.  

Waverly & her second teacher.  




Seeing that Waverly couldn't help me with this major life decision, I had to make this one on my own.
(I'm guessing that I should enjoy my sole input into her life now, as I am sure she will have a lot to say later.
Since Waverly seemed to have a great time at both classes, I decided to go with the simple fact that one was closer to our house than the other.  Perhaps not a deciding factor before I had a child ... but Waverly is not the biggest fan of her car sear at the moment, so it's currently, less time in the car, the better.

We are officially members at the Little Gym.


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