I've written about how my daughter is a difficult child. I find solace knowing that she does not act out in instructional activities. Instead she illuminates with excitement and the teachers think of her as a shy, meek little girl. I'm hoping one day her two personas will morph into one confident and assertive person.
I was contacted by I K Gymnastics about their November Opening. Immediately I thought it would be a perfect fit for my agile little girl. It is located right off Addison with easy parking in the same complex as Little Kickers. I K Gymnastics offered me a free class allowing my daughter and me to try out the facility. It is an impressive space with enormous apparati including balance beams, uneven bars, vaults, ropes and a pit. My son who was unhappily along for the ride; eyes perked up when he saw the gym.
My daughter happily followed her instructor around the gym trying out the equipment and having fun. The adults and siblings watched in chairs behind a window looking over the room. There is space and some toys for brothers and sisters to play or do homework.
My little girl left class red in the face and exhausted. I'm looking forward to getting my son in for a class in the very near future. I'm think it would be a good individual sport for him to gain confidence and strength.
IK Gymnastics is located at 26038B West Bradley Place 773.604.4541.
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There are two other spots in the city I want to be this weekend. Baby Take a Bow is hosting an Evening of Luxury Saturday December 3rd from 6 to 9 coinciding with Roscoe Village's Winter Fest. Guests will receive complimentary intuitive readings and healing services from Ruby Room, jewelry from Stella and Dot, and a photo booth to capture some amazing memories. Plus, pole dancing from S Factor Chicago and an assortment of candy and cupcakes. Baby Take a Bow is located at 2223 W. Roscoe. 773.904.7377.
There is a Sunday afternoon Meetup with Illinois Family Farmers at The Palmer House Hilton. On Sunday, December 4th at 3:15, we can meet the farmers, ask questions about food and learn what they do on their farms everyday. They'll be coffee and dessert and time to have questions answered. The Palmer House Hilton is at 17 E. Monroe Street.