I must say that I was shocked when big man decided to take up gymnastics. I had taken him for a few months and he showed little interest other than bouncing along the air track. If an instructor came near him he screamed. So I decided enough was enough and gymnastics wasn't for him. I didn't want to be a pushy Mum making him do a sport that he didn't like. Big man had different ideas. "When am I going to do gymnastics again Mummy?" became a daily question. In the end I called his bluff and said that he could do it if he went in the "without parents" class. I was pretty sure that after 45 mins of crying and screaming at the instructor we would be able to forget all about it. Of course there was no crying, he did exactly what he was told and goes every Wednesday!
He has his own special blanket that his badges are sewn onto. On a recent trip to his Grandparents it went in his special bag of things he needed to take away. Considering that the only other things in the bag were Mickey Mouse and 2 pairs of pants, I think that shows how proud he is of his sporting achievements to date.
This is my entry for the #PGRaisingOlympians Celebrate Success Linky, sponsered by P&G.
Here is Kim Tannock talking about her son Liam and how she has raised an Olympian.