I signed Noah up for a summer session at the Little Gym. They run gymnastic type classes for babies all the way up to older school age children. Noah just had his first "Birds" class with 10-19 month old toddlers. He had so much fun (until he tripped on a mat and smashed his forehead into a pole) but even after that he had fun. I can't wait to take him to class next week. I only saw one other mom with her camera out, so I don't know if I was a weirdo or not, but I couldn't NOT take any pictures.
BACK STORY: these classes are not cheap and I really wanted to spend time doing fun things with Noah over the summer since I work during the school year. My husband would probably have a coronary if he knew how much the class was, but I felt like it was so unfair that he couldn't do a fun class that would strengthen his motor development just because we don't have a lot of money right now so...... I asked my mom for money. Now you have to understand, I don't ask anyone for money, ever. So I sucked it up and asked my mother to loan me the $187 it would cost for the class and membership and told her I would pay her back as soon as I could. I waited until Noah had his first class, so I could show my husband pictures of him having fun, before I told him what I did. I know many of you probably don't condone this, but after 10 years together I have learned it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission.