Last night we went to an open house for gymnastics. We had a lot of fun with our fun-loving, no-fear gymnast who braved ALL the equipment. This was something new besides somersaults, back bends, rolls and walkovers.
There were tons of boys in varying ages, polite families and an informed coaching staff. Being that they follow the statewide school district age cut-off, September 1st, Nishad wouldn’t be old enough to be in the ‘pre-school’ 3-4 year old class. He would be with the 2-3 year olds.
However, we went back to open gym today, and when coaches asked me how old he was and what previous experience he has, they couldn’t get over that he was just 2 1/2. I felt so proud as they complemented his behavior, maturity and strength. When we chatted about levels, they said that they make exceptions and would evaluate him separately for placement with the 3-4 year olds.
When I shared this with Ashish, we both agreed that it is kind of nice that he would be the oldest in the 2-3 year old class. All in time… I don’t think he needs to decide today if he wants to be a gymnast or Olympian! 🙂 Of course, if he chooses that path, we’ll fully support him. For now, it’s ALL about the fun-factor!
Here are two clips of him at the gym today.