This post is sponsored by Mirum. All opinions my own.
In a few months, I will be celebrating my 2-year anniversary for being a Gym Mom. Yes y’all. EB has officially been a gymnast for almost 2 years. We’ve really only just begun because gymnastics is the kind of sport where if you want to take the competitive track, you start young.
For the last few months, we thought EB had been falling out of love with gymnastics. She stopped asking to watch gymnastics videos on YouTube. She wasn’t hitting up her bar and beam as often. She wore more actual clothes than leotards. She was losing a few skills and her head didn’t seem to be in the game as much. Her coach talked about how she was less focused and refused to do things she used to love.
“Uh, listen here, little girl – do you still want to do gymnastics or naw?”
I said these actual words to her. I am a lot of things. But what I am NOT is a parent who will invest time and money in an activity that my kid doesn’t want to do. She’s realllllly good at gymnastics but I refuse to force her to do anything. And if she is going to do it, she needs to try her best. No half steppin’ in this house. We go big or we find something else to do.
“Yes, mama. I love gymnastics! I don’t want to stop doing it. I never want to quit!”
And so we trusted her. We told her to get and keep her head in the game or we’d take her out. Within weeks, her mojo came back. She nails those handstands. Her body control is mind blowing and she’s back to begging to only wear a leotard.
I’m a strict mom but also know that my girl might have just needed a break. Kids get burned out too, right? We’re back in a rhythm and groove. For now.
Every few days, EB packs her gym bag and puts it in the car. She does it like clockwork and knows that she has to put the following items in the bag…
- Cartwheel shorts
- Gym shoes
The latter is important, y’all. My kids are beyond dry and ashy. What can I say?
They get it from their
Because EB has had eczema since birth, we usually slather her up with super thick butters, oils, creams and concoctions. But gymnastics and super thick skincare products don’t mix. Aaaaand, this is why we stick with Vaseline’s CocoaRadiant.
Why? You ask?
- It’s not greasy or oily – EB needs something that sinks into her skin and quickly! My baby can’t be leaving grease trails all across gym mats.
- It busts the ash quickly – Because 4-year-olds aren’t always that good at applying thoroughly. I can trust that even a quick slather of this will zap dull and dry skin and restore my girl’s healthy melanin glow.
- Keeps the skin moisturized – While any lotion may bust ash, not all can keep the skin moisturized for hours and hours. But you know Vaseline products win at trapping in that moisture.
And that’s that. A happy and proud mama and an even happier gymnast with healthy and radiant skin.
Soooo, how can I get this, B? And do you have a discount for me?
Guess what? FSI is currently running an offer from September 24th through September 30th (coupon in the newspaper) on 10 oz sizes and you’ll save a sweet 1.00 off.
Okay, that’s cool and all buuuuut how can I get a $100 Walmart gift card so I can buy that and some other thangs?
Leave a comment below telling me what sports you did as a kid or what sports your kids are doing. Before you submit, be sure you have included your name and email address so that I can contact you. Giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
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