How’s That Fair

Davis loves American Ninja Warrior. From the first time he watched the show this summer, he knew he wanted to be a ninja. Immediately, he began practicing his ninja moves…climbing up doorways, jumping from couch to chair without touching the floor, hanging from ledges. Then school started, and he began spending his entire recess on the monkey bars. He got a couple of blisters and Aunt Carol told him that his hands would get tough if he just kept at it, calluses would appear and then his hands wouldn’t hurt anymore. Davis took that as incentive to work harder and get more and more blisters. I have never seen a child become so intent on an activity. So, I started thinking, well, a lot of ninjas are gymnast…let’s enroll Davis in gymnastics. I asked Davis if he would like to give it a try, we toured a few facilities and he was super excited to start gymnastics, a reaction we had never gotten from any other sport. Only…Silas was also watching ANW too, and had aspirations of also being the next super ninja as well. When he realized that Davis was going to join gymnastics, his first response was, “How’s that fair?” “How does Davis get to go to gymnastics and I don’t?” I am pretty sure our days of allowing Davis to do a sport while Silas looks on, are over. Fairness has been discovered. So, they are both in gymnastics, learning to be ninjas, begging to go to the gym every single day. I just hope I can keep up.

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