Every single week I mean to join in with Flashback Friday over at A Matter of Choice, and every single Friday I fail. Horrendously. I think it's because I work the latter half of the week but really there's no excuse. Well, over the Summer that changes. The lovely Emma is going on maternity leave, so Mummy Mishaps and The Real Housewife of Suffolk are taking over for her. I'm still late with this post, but it's better late than never!
My little boy has always loved climbing, from the moment he could crawl he'd climb up onto the sofa and straight up onto the wide windowsill behind it, pulling the net curtain over him so he could watch everyone. He's an explorer, but a cautious child, and a gentle one too.
In January of this year I enrolled him in our local Tumble Tots class. He's gone from cautiously holding on to my hands to cross a beam to walk across with excellent aeroplane arms. His cautious attitude at climbing the ladder is still there, but it's controlled and careful which sees him turning around on the top of a five foot high ladder and coming down backwards. And he's gone from not being able to hold onto a beam, to hanging from one.
The change in The Boy's physical development is astounding, and in his confidence too. The top right and bottom left photos were taken in January of this year, the other two were taken in July. I'm so proud of how far he's come.
I'm even more proud to see him transferring these skills to real life situations:
Keep going my boy and let's see how far you can go by Christmas.