For the past couple of weeks I've been taking Lil J to a gymnastics class at our local community centre. Picture this: little kids from ages 10 months to 5 years running around - screaming, laughing and crying - with their slaves...ummm, I mean parents....chasing after them, trying to prevent would-be collisions and crazy mishaps.
Lil J LOVES 'gymnastics'. He's in the exploring stage - carefully scouting out his surroundings while not so carefully running around and crashing into everything (and everyone) in sight!
He now loves tunnels (just like Baby D!), ramps, tricycles and balls...basketballs, soccer balls, spiky balls - you name it!
And more tricycles....
Today we had a near incident - according to Lil J's protective older sister Miss S. Lil J was calmly playing inside a supersized inner tube when, out of nowhere, a 3 year old girl comes up and plants a big wet one on Lil J's lips!! Miss S was horrified and told me that "if she was older, I would have punched her in the face!" Of course, we do not condone violence in our house or outside of the house for that matter but I could not help but laugh at her comment. She was obviously kidding in her protective, big sister nature and I honestly thought it was hilarious. And I'm secretly glad that she's overprotective. Then I won't have to go after the girls and hunt them down when Lil J is older. Seriously.
If that wasn't enough, Lil J gets bombarded on the other side by another girl (between 20 - 24 months) who wanted to climb inside the inner tube with Lil J. Her mom stopped her but two seconds later, she magically appeared inside the tube! Is my kid becoming a pimp or something??!
Wished I had the answers to all my questions....