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Tiaras and Trucks

Monday, March 14, 2011

Olympics, Here We Come!

Abbey's allowed to watch 30-60 minutes of TV a day, depending on both of our moods, and one day I put on women's gymnastics (the world championship) to give us a break from her regular favorites. (Yes, I DVR'd it. Don't judge me for that. If you need to pass judgement, check out my Gossip Girl series record setting.)Not to mention, there's a new game at our house, and that game is "Gymnastics Championship".

She is obsessed.

I know young children pick up and drop obsessions all the time, but she is currently in mad love with gymnastics. She knows that there are girls from Russia and China. She knows that you wear grips on your hands and tape on your toes.  I got so tired of watching the same routines over and over that I searched for other competitions for us to watch, although the world championship is still her favorite.



I'm glad she wants to be active and emulate this sport that sparked her interest.  However, I never would have expected her carpet somersaults and "floor routine" spins to morph into using Dylan's crib as her own, personal gymnasium. 

Ryan and I are both urged to come into Dylan's room with a little voice, "It's time for the gymnastics championship!"  We play this game several times a day, and poor Dylan is left wondering why he's not allowed in his own crib after we've worked so hard to teach him to sleep in there.
the bars
the beam
the dismount


floor routine

(her form needs a little work)

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4 Comments:

  • At March 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM , Anonymous Colleen said...

    This is great! I laughed so hard! I can't wait to come over and see it!

     
  • At March 14, 2011 at 9:06 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    She would love to show you. However, she is quite protective of her gymnasium, so it's not really a guest-friendly activity. She'll tell Brendan, "sorry, there's no room" even though there's plenty of room!

     
  • At March 15, 2011 at 12:31 AM , Anonymous GalitBreen said...

    Oh, but it's sweet! And clever! And fun!

    Just don't show my kids, mmkay? :)

    I absolutely love this! :)

     
  • At March 15, 2011 at 5:23 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    It's definitely not for the faint of heart, LOL. (In other words, kids will love it, moms will watch with white knuckles and try not to intervene until it's actually dangerous.)

     

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