- Apr 18, 2015
For us, we started leaving DD when she was a level 1 and had 2-3 hour practices.
Just wondering? Is it uncommon to see fathers in toddler classes there? Here there are almost always a few Dads who are in the classes with their kids.
You hug them in public? Like in front of their friends? You might as well just wear your underwear on the outside of your pants and just be embarrassing all the timeNot that uncommon, but I've never seen a class that was majority dads.
I started dropping off probably when practices started going over 2 hours. I still stay and watch a whole practice every once in a blue moon, usually when my mom is in town. I'll catch bits here and there, especially if someone says s/he has something I absolutely must see. I do still walk them into the gym and give them a hug before I leave, which has become somewhat annoying but is still barely tolerable to my DD.
Except those that have to drive an hour each way... They just go and get food in the middle.I stopped watching when sessions went over an hour (making the drive back worth it).
Some of the other kids sports no watching allowed ever. So from when they started, in one case 4 and a half.
I would say at our gym even for the 1 hour classes only about 1/4 of parents stay from what I've seen.
Levels parents never stay.
You hug them in public? Like in front of their friends? You might as well just wear your underwear on the outside of your pants and just be embarrassing all the time
Disclaimer: I'm being 100% sarcastic, I fully advocate embarrassing my children as much as possible, it's our God given right
So at practice today, I definitely reassured myself that I need to talk to the gym. The next level up practices at the same time as dd, and some of the girls in that class don't have all the skills my daughter does. Dd can do everything (and more) in the class she's in now.
When dd was working on her handstands, another mom looked at her and said "wow, look at that little girl, the coach needs to see that, I can't believe she's not even watching" - when some other kids parent says that about your kid, you know you're not just crazy.
When class was over I asked her coach "so how do you think dd is doing?" (To hopefully strike a conversation)
She just said "great"...and walked away.
There's no one at the front desk right when dd's practice is over, so I'll say something next time we're there. I just don't want to seem like an annoying parent, I will just casually ask how they think her progress is, and will ask about the track to team so they know we're interested in it.
Today just frustrated me so I'm kind of glad I didn't say anything today...I would have sounded way more like a crazy gym mom at that point.