My heart is filled with happiness tonight!
This evening after Alise's gymnastics class, her coach asked to speak to me and another mom. She told us that she wanted to move our daughters into another class that was more advanced. Alise is really that good? An advanced class? I couldn't believe it! But I was thrilled! Until. She told me the time of the class. My heart just fell because it was before 5:00 and I was already leaving early on Monday's to get her to dance on time. I didn't know how I could swing leaving early two days a week. Her coach asked if there was anyone that could bring her to the class and I immediately thought of my mom (The other mom doesn't work - how fortunate!). She told me that she wanted to talk to Alise about it, but that she needed to know if she would be able to make the class first. My mom is the best! She agreed to get Alise to her new gymnastics class.
When Alise and I talked about it on the way home, she wigged out and started crying! Her new class will be in the "big" gym with the bigger bars and apparatuses. She is scared of the bigger room and equipment. She also didn't like the idea of getting a new Coach because she loves her current one so much! I explained to her that she had been taking gymnastics for three years and that she needed more special attention than the smaller boys and girls that are in her class now. I also assured her that she would not be working on the bigger equipment just yet. That seemed to make things better. I reminded her that her friend would be there, too. After we got home, I shared the news with Wayne and we both told her how proud we were of her. She seems to be okay with the thought now and told us that she wanted to start the new class next week. I still plan to take her back to the gym so that her Coach can talk to her about it.
I am SO excited!!