>Coach Abby

>Today Josh came over and Abby decided it was time for him to learn some gymnastics. She has been working on jumping with him. They go in her room and jump on the tramp and the bed and they jump off the table (although Josh is not brave enough to jump off the table yet.)

Abby wanted him to learn a forward roll so she demonstrated. He watched. We clapped. Josh thought about it. Abby said, “Come on, Joshua.” (Her favorite phrase.) Then she patted the ground with her hands. There went Josh: head down, hands down and walking his feet closer and closer to his inverted head until he fell over. She clapped. She did hers again and when he went to copy her, she supported his hips and legs and pushed him over. Not a very graceful roll but she clapped nevertheless. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen. She is a coach in the making. Can’t wait to see what she teaches him next. She attempted to get him to put on blush today but he ran, clearly deciding that one coaching session from her was enough.

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