Sunday, June 28, 2009


You totally think this post is going to be about a duck, don't you? You're wrong. That's just my idea of some late night humor. Remember, I write my posts ahead of time (usually late at night after Spencer is sleeping) and schedule them to magically appear during the 5 am hour.

Waddlers is actually the name of Spencer's age group/class at My Gym. We have been taking classes there for 2 weeks now. I absolutely love their program and I think Spencer is pretty pleased with it too. I'm a little offended that Spencer is called a waddler, but in another month he'll move up to the "gymster" class.

This is the description of the waddler class from the My Gym website:
This stimulating 1-hour program introduces balancing, tumbling, hanging and agility skills, which helps children develop a love of physical activity and a sense of pride in their achievements. Our highly trained instructors shower the children with affection, as they guide our Waddlers in early social skills through interactive songs, choreographed dances, age-specific puppet shows, special rides, and a variety of swings and other original activities.

This class is exactly what Spencer needs at this age. There is just enough group time and stuctured activities that it feels like a real class. He gets to interact with other babies and I get to talk to other mommies and daddies. There is also plenty of "free time" play because, realistically, 14 month-22 month old babies are not able to stay in a structured activity for very long.

The first time he went on it Spencer was a little hesitant about the trampoline. Now he loves it and goes on it a lot. He loves climbing over things and the gym offers plenty of opportunities for that.
Checking out one of the see-saw toys
Going up the stairs to the slide
Climbing through a tunnel
Enjoying his favorite activity- the ball pit! You can barely see him in there.
There he is!
There are many things that I have done in the past 21 months that have made me feel like a mom. A few that come to mind are: actually giving birth to the boy, breastfeeding, changing a million diapers, bath time, story time, kissing boo-boos, making grilled cheese sandwiches, encouraging milk drinking, cutting the peels off apples and going to 547 (rough estimate) doctor's appointments. However, nothing has made me feel more like a MOM mom than taking Spencer to swim lessons and the waddler class at My Gym.

All of a sudden, with very little warning, I'm writing his schedule in my calendar and having to check it before I can schedule play dates and other such things. The other day I considered buying a big calendar and hanging it in the laundry room as a "family" calendar. Ahhhh! I'm, like, a MOM!


The Yager Family said...

OMG you're a MOM!! lol! Every so often I get that MOM feeling, and it cracks me up too!
That class sounds like so much fun! I'll have to see if they have anything similar around here.

Natalie said...

There is a My Gym in Tucson. Unfortunately it is at Oracle and Ina- not really convenient for you. Gymboree also has similar programs.

Sherry Reese said...

I love those shots of baby Spencer in the ball pit! I have the Brody picture in the ball pit but sadly, no Evan one! :-(

This post doesn't start out about My Gym. It was a summary post of Evan's last month of preschool in May, and it ended with a trip to My Gym for Evan's girlfriend's birthday party. Brody got to enjoy the fun too!