Friday, September 21, 2007

Alyna's Determination...

I meant to post this earlier in the week, but forgot until today. On Monday, Alyna had her gymnastics class. She is the smallest in her class, in fact she is the smallest 3 year old I have ever seen. She is learning to deal with her size limitations and as of late, has been working very hard to be able to do things herself (i.e. walking all the way across the house and dragging something back to the sink so she can wash her hands by herself instead of having you pick her up). Anyhow, while at gymnastics, they started doing bars. They had the bar set kind of high (low enough for all of the other children to reach, but not for Alyna). When her teacher went to pick her up, she stopped her and told her she could do it by herself. She jumped once, missed, and fell. She jumped twice, missed, and fell. It looked like a hopeless cause. She then tried once more, caught the bar with her two tiny little fingers on her right arm and monkeyed her way up until she was comfortably two-handing the bar and ready to do her skills. I (Kensie) did not personally witness this feat as I was tending to a certain fussy little boy, but Michael recounted it to me and I was very impressed with her determination to succeed. I thought I should write it down somewhere (maybe I could use it as a motivational story for her someday?!?).


Charles, Jessica, Cole & Juliet said...

That's a very good motivational story for me too.


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