We've been looking for ways to burn some energy around here...Boden is practically bouncing off the walls and needs to RUN!
The second day we were here in VA we joined the YMCA. We are so excited about all the fun programs they have, especially for Boden. Two mornings and two evenings each week they offer a GEKO (Group Exercise for Kids Only) class for 3-5yr olds that is 30 min long and he can go to while I work out. We drop them off in the Stay & Play area and then the teacher takes them to and from the class and I just pick him back up when I'm done. We've taken him a few times and he loves it....well, except for the sit-ups part, I was watching last night and they were doing 10 sit-ups....Boden did like 3 and then told the teacher "this is hard!"...and then proceeded to watch the rest of the kids finish their sit-ups. ha. We had a talk later about perserverence and how sometimes things are hard, but you have to keep doing them to get good at it. He pretty much just stared at me and then said "but....sit-ups are hard, mom." Yes, honey, I know, I know.
I think the YMCA is going to be great for us - after just 5 visits Claire finally quit crying through the whole thing and yesterday she actually went right into her class on her own. It's a great break for me during the day to get a chance to workout without children under my feet and what mom can complain about getting to take a shower while someone else entertains your kids? That in itself is worth the cost of the membership!
**Pics are a little fuzzy, I know - they were taken on my phone