Does any other stay at home parent feel like they’re taxi drivers? Sometimes I get overwhelmed with having to drive each of my 3 kids to their separate lessons. I felt particularly overwhelmed today as I had to drive one of them to a dentist appointment 40 mins. away and having to stop whatever work I was right in the middle on, which was actually writing this post! As we were driving and I was thinking about how I didn’t have 1 hour and 20 mins. to just “waste” which to me was driving, I tried to make the most of my time by calling to cancel my daughter’s piano lesson, rescheduling gymnastics, rescheduling my laser appointment, calling the river rafting company to confirm, and confirming a basketball Summer camp, I looked behind through the rear view mirror and saw my daughter sitting quietly, starring out the window. A thought came to me, “This isn’t a waste of time. This is a time to bond with my daughter. Everything else are the interruptions, my kids are never the interruption.”
Sometimes it’s easy to think our kids are our distractions or interruptions when we have things to get done but are not able to because of them. It’s easy to get annoyed and bothered when they “interrupt” our work but everything else are the interruptions! Our kids are our work. The best work we will ever do!
But that doesn’t mean this mama doesn’t enjoy and appreciate when there are less places to drive my kids to. So I was ecstatic when Jay called my kids’ gymnastics and was able to find a time slot that works for all 3 of my kids! Same exact time for all 3 kids, this is the first time ever where I was able to do this! I am seriously so excited about it haha. My kids have been taking gymnastics at High Altitude Tumbling for over 5 months and they absolutely love it. My oldest is advancing to a higher class and I plan on enrolling my son in another class so he can take two classes a week instead of one, because he loves it so much. Do you see the seriousness and the determination in his face in the photos above? He is all games and is so dedicated the whole 45 mins. he’s in class, it’s the cutest thing in the world to watch! I am literally smiling constantly watching him be full of joy and passion.
The teachers have all been so attentive and friendly and we plan on continuing their gymnastics classes for as long as they want, which I assume is a for a long time.
And if you’re interested in trying out gymnastics for your kids, High Altitude Tumbling offers one free trial class for every kid! Learn more about it and sign up here. And if you mention my name “Sarah Tyau” and tell them I referred you, you and I will both get $15 off tuition!
*While I was not paid to write this post, I did receive free classes for my kids. I reached out to them because I was looking for a gymnastics place and one of my daughter’s friend and her mom told me how much she has been loving it here. So as always, I only promote brands and companies I genuinely love and recommend.