Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bye Bye Mommy & Me

I think it's time to cancel Mommy & Me gym class.  I've had too many moments where I laugh out loud at something that isn't meant as a joke and end up looking like a cruel parent and a bit of a weirdo.

Here's why.

I guffaw everytime Ms. Christie, our very nice instructor who has more energy than a Lab puppy, says an activity will develop the baby's vestibular system. I think my vestibular system, which must be the elusive one every Anatomy teacher forgot to cover, needs more help than my baby's.

If I don't know what a vestibular system is, I am fairly confident none of the other parents nodding their heads when its importance is preached, know either, but no one will to tell the Emperor he has no clothes.

Last week I snickered a bit too loudly when Ms. Christie stressed the importance of the babies learning to rotate their grip on the uneven bars.

See, my little guy still poops in his pants so I think there are a few more important skills to master before the uneven bars become priority #1.

Oh Mommy & Me, I am not cut out for you.

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  1. I had to look it up, but apparently it's the part of the system that controls balance. It's made up of the inner ear and the eyes. Or so Wiki tells me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestibular_system

    I've always contemplated going to Mommy & Me style classes of various kinds, mostly so The Boy can get exposure to other kids and I meet other parents and we can do playdates and all those things expected. Except that I don't DO having new people over to my house, my parenting style is different from others, my personality is different, and my chances of finding another geek are probably slim. I've just not done it. Maybe when he's older?

    I don't blame you at all for leaving. I'm of the opinion that letting kids just play on equipment is a good idea, especially at this age. Oh sure, show them how to use it, but don't PUSH them. They are active learners! They'll figure it out!

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  2. That would totally make me laugh, too. Some people take thing much too seriously.

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  3. Come over to Kidville in Dallas! We definitely don't take ourselves seriously!! :-) We have a blast in the Rock in Railroad class on Thursday mornings. You also get unlimited access to their play gym.

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    1. Oh, I might be there. Either that or a music class...know any good ones?

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    2. OH, it is a music class. Perfect!

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  4. haha this is so funny!! I would have no idea what she was talking about and would have had to hold back laughter as well, I'm sure! My friend and I are starting our own playgroup here so as the leader, I will be sure to avoid talk of the vestibular system!! :P

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    1. Or just say it to confuse everyone!

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  5. ps, tell me you watch up all night. this totally reminds me of that.... i'm sure i would be the one snickering in the back with you.

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    1. YES! That is the one show I have to watch every week. LOVE it, although I'm upset that they changed the dynamic so that Reagan doesn't work anymore. I guess America isn't ready for stay-at-home dads yet.

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