My kids go to enrichment classes for after school care. You know, things like Bricks 4 Kidz, art, soccer, etc. that are held at school and bridge the gap between the end of their school day and the end of my work day.
One of the new ones we tried this semester was yoga. Gavin was one of the few boys in class and he was kinda meh about yoga until two weeks ago when, all of a sudden, he loved it.
I didn’t really question it – I was just happy that he had this love breakthrough. Ok, so I probably also secretly patted myself on the back because I had given him a pep talk about yoga class about a month ago and told him it was really good for guys who like sports because it helps stretch muscles and boosts flexibility, etc. He asked if certain athletes – like Michael Jordan and LeBron – did yoga. I said, “Yes, of course, they do.” Listen, I know this may not be right – I was just trying to turn his frown upside. And I thought it worked.
That is until Grace spilled the beans last Monday that she was so excited for the last yoga because they were having a party with doughnuts, potato chips and apple juice.
I asked Gavin about this and he, too, was super excited for this party. He’s been talking about it since last Tuesday (i.e. the last yoga class he’d taken) in anticipation for this week. In fact, he grinned ear-to-ear this morning as he gleefully reminded me that today was the “doughnut and potato chip” party at yoga today.
Geez louise. I’ve been bamboozled!
In fact, Gavin “loves yoga” so much that he’s recruiting his friends to join him for the next round of yoga classes. His pitch? “There’s a doughnut and potato chip party at the last class. Yea, I know it’s a looooooong time until the last class, but it’s worth it! Doughnuts! From VooDoo Doughnuts!” And that’s a quote. How do I know? Because he told me he was so excited for the next class because so-and-so is probably gonna join, too – and then proceeded to tell me what he told so-and-so about yoga.
Should I be happy that he’s motivated to exercise for the treats at the end? I am not sure. I do know, however, that he’s definitely my son. Except he does more yoga than me. Hahaha.
And, for the record, he tried a ‘new kind of doughnut’ and now loves VooDoo Doughnut’s legendary Maple Bars. 🙂