So, hopefully this will be my last "3 year old" thread for a while :) But I have one more question for you all: DD is 3.5 now and starting taking gymnastics last fall (at 2.5) in a mom and kid class. In the spring, she graduated to a kid-only class and did very well. Over the summer, she went to a gymnastics camp 2 days a week for a few hours, and she LOVED it. She was really part of a little family there. The coaches are fantastic with small children.
This fall, she started up her class again, did okay for a few weeks, then I started really struggling to get her ready to go on gymnastics day. Now the past few classes she hasn't really been participating, and keeps laying around on the mats, telling her coaches she's too tired to do whatever they're asking. Part of me thinks this is just a part of the big 3.5 year old funk she's in where she refuses to accept authority and doesn't want to do anything that anyone asks her to do. But I thought kids were supposed to behave better with alternate caregivers?? Then part of me thinks she might just not be into gymnastics, and maybe I should pull her out. That makes me really sad, since she LOVES the coaches, I love having her be a part of something outside of the home, and her gross motor skills are somewhat poor, so it's really good for her in that respect. I'm also really struggling to get her enough social activity and hate to pull her out of one of the only peer situations she has.
So, wwyd? Pull her out? Leave her in for a while and hope she snaps out of it? Anyone had a kid go through an activity slump like this?