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giving gymnastics a whirl

Aidan’s latest venture is into the world of gymnastics. He expressed an interest (probably because his cousins are involved in the sport), so we signed him up for a course through the park district. So far, he’s really liking it. It’s just been two days, but he’s warmed up very quickly. It usually takes him seven weeks out of an eight week course to get warmed up enough to talk to anyone and to participate in the activity. This time, though, it really only took him about five minutes. He still doesn’t say much, but he’s listening to the coaches, trying all the activities, and he’s even given his coaches high-fives. (Trust me, this is a pretty big deal for Aidan.)

During this past class, Aidan did some rolls, stood on his hands, jumped on a trampoline, and started learning the rings. Super cool. From the moment we leave, he’s asking how long until we can return. It’s really nice to see him so excited about an activity that has him interacting with coaches and other kids.

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