Yesterday Darly & I went to the new gymnastics gym to have her evaluated. I knew I would like the owner right off and I did, he's just like his son. At the front desk when we walked in was a coach that we used to have at our old gym...she had to quit over there when she married our favorite coach. Okay, before I confuse you too much...let's give you a cast of characters:
Favorite coach (B) @ old gym is the son of the owners of the new gym (T & M) and the husband of the coach (A) who now works at the new gym but used to teach Darly.
So the evaluation was with the TEAM coach (D). He has been coaching for over 20 years and used to coach at a local college. In the evaluation they're supposed to just tell the girls what to do and watch them. But coach D couldn't help himself and gave Darly some pointers on how to fix up her skills. pointers that Darly should have been getting at her old gym but didn't. It was amazing how quickly she was able to straighten up her roundoff with just a few tips. I would really love Darly to be in this guy's class!
Coach D said that Darly has the foundation to be on the TEAM if she wants to. But he asked her and she said she didn't want to compete. And while I would really like for Darly to be in Coach D's class, this is really about her, not me. Coach D said that she could be in the intermediate class (where they work on the TEAM skills) and if she ever changes her mind, he would be happy to put her on the TEAM.
So we talked to Coach T (the owner) and he was willing to have Darly start that evening. We got to meet the coaches of the class and they both seemed very nice. Darly decided to wait until next Tuesday instead (I think she thought that she might have a chance to have a sleepover at her friend's house) and that sounded fine to me. So I filled out the paperwork and she's set for next Tuesday. And for now that works perfectly with her schedule. The new class is the same level as her old class and it is at the same time.
I've told Darly that it's all up to her. I hope she likes it.
I kinda think that she had other things on her mind. Yesterday we dropped DH off at 3:30am for him to head over to the sandbox. We're both doing okay, trying to catch up on our sleep. I'm trying to get our schedule filled up so that we can keep busy and fill the void. DH checked in last night with 5 emails mostly from the USO at the airport! I'm sure he'll be busy starting today, but I hope he's able to send us plenty of email while he is gone. Oh, I promised to send Darly his email address so she can write to him.