Tuesday, 03 April 2012
The week prior to Disney, Garrick took the kids to the gym so I could have a night off. He couldn't find her leotard, so just put her in an outfit. He told me she didn't listen well. Hmmm... so I asked Isabel about it and she said she didn't have her leotard, and felt left out.
So, we missed dance the week of Disney. This week, I took her, and she seemed excited and interested, then it came time for her to leave Caroline's gymnastics class and go into her dance class, and she wouldn't. She said she couldn't do what the other girls were doing.
There are a few things in my mind:
1. Does she feel left out because all these girls already have friendships and she started late?
2. Is she intimidated?
3. Is she not interested after all?
4. Are her skills behind everyone else since she started late? (She's the type of kid that likes to be on top of stuff and be able to do it right away)
5. She's been asking to go with her meemaw to her ballroom dance lessons to watch, BUT... we all know how disengaged my MIL has been. I've asked her and told her that Isabel has been asking to go. BUT, she has yet to offer to take her. UGH. Is she feeling discouraged because my MIL isn't fostering it also?
So, I called the gym and talked to them about what Isabel has been saying at home. They agreed that when she was in the class, she was doing great and really liking it. They suggested trying a different dance class there, or trying an older aged gymnastics class (they are in a combined class now, so she's the oldest), or coming in a little early and having the teacher work with her one on one to get her skills up to the rest of them.
Any insight? Anyone?