Bend it Like SophieBy Jason Gupta | October 14th, 2011 | Category: Family | No Comments »
Asians have Tiger-moms, Texans have Pageant-moms, and Eastern Europeans have Olympic-moms.
We took Sophie to a local rhythmic gymnastics class for 4-year-olds last year, thinking it would be a great outlet for her boundless energy. But we soon discovered that gymnastics here is not about healthy recreation, it’s about winning. As a five-year-old now, Sophie’s trainer expects 15 hours of practice a week. We are not quite that committed and can’t maintain that kind of schedule, so we’re undoubtedly looked down on by the Olympic-moms, but Sophie is so bendy now that sheÂ has enjoyed the sport and has even had some surprising success.