Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

The last few weeks have been very busy between work and home. I am planning two birthdays - yes, both kids have birthdays in the same week. The boy wanted to go to a jazz restaurant, but couldn't really decide. Finally, he chose a local restaurant withamazing food. He is getting a shopping trip on Melrose too.

Because I don't have a house, the girl's birthday is more complicated. It's the whole send out invites, hope you get rsvp's, make a fancy cake, get the extra decorations, food, and party favors to the site and hope that fun is had by all. It's honestly a lot of work!

The girl I fear is dropping gymnastics. She just isn't happy anymore. I worry that she will grow up an regret dropping, but for now, I just want her happy and enthusiastic. She had an injury a couple weeks ago and just hasn't snapped back. It involved smashing her cute little nose on the metal bar underside of a trainer vault while flipping over a bar. I ended up moving her down to a more relaxed class level with a coach that seems to understand dd and her anxiousness. So after April, I'll put her in swim three nights a week and make sure she has two ice times a week. Once the soccer season ends, I'll see if she wants to go back to gym or take up an acrobatic style of martial arts.

For those wondering, after a trip to the hospital for a series of xrays, her nose was not broken, just badly bruised and swollen.

I'm also a little angry with her regular coach. She didn't stay with the girl after she was injured. She dropped her off with the gym manager and yelled up for me that the girl was hurt. She also said she told the girls to not flip off the bar. The girl - told me that she told the girls not to do it AFTER she was hurt. She has an assistant coach who could have kept working with the other girls. I don't know, I guess I had higher expectations after the girl has been in her class for almost three years.

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Joeprah said...

That coach should have called you at least. Gymnastics is so tough on little kids, my oldest gave it up when it became really competitive. She just stopped having fun. Happy BDay to the Girl & Boy!

~Brenda said...

:( Oh, what a bummer about the injury and the loss in gymnastics interest.

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

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A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Notebooks I'm happy to have been added and i will take some time to read your blog, thank you.

Joeprah - I miss your high tech style blog. I can't wait to cathc up.

~brenda - I think her quitting has bothered me much more than her. I suppose I'm a stageparent at heart. :D