Something like a family

Monday, July 23, 2012 by Gymbo Buzz Blog Contest

Today I watched Divya run to our car to gGymboreeo to Gymboree Play & Music, marveling at how awesome she's gotten, and how energetic and solidly present in the world she is. In moments like this, when I see how much she's grown and changed, I always flash back to the first time we went to Gymboree. The first few classes were a challenge - little Divya would not participate. While she was very content and happy, I was frustrated. In my anxious state, I assumed that she would instantly take to the new faces and activities - start jumping off things right away.In an age when we are constantly comparing ourselves (and our kids) to other people -- where prodigies of every stripe are just a YouTube video away -- it doesn't hurt to be reminded that we all do things when we're ready and not a second before. Today, with constant encouragement from the wonderful and super friendly staff at Gymboree, with their boundless reserves of patience and encouraging words, Divya is wildly and wonderfully uninhibited. In JUST 2 months :) She is proud and confident. I'm proud and relieved ! So, the biggest and most practical lesson that I learnt about parenting from taking Divya to Gymboree was that if I sit back, let her get to things when she's ready, and don't push, she does just fine. In fact, she thrives. She surprises me. She'll become exactly who she is supposed to be, exactly when she's supposed to. I know this because, a few days ago during Play class, she climbed up 3 steps, looked over at me, grinned, and threw herself down. Then she got out and did it again -- all the time smiling and laughing ! That laugh changed my life forever.

Class Type: Play & Learn
City: Mason
State: Ohio

 

Comments for Something like a family


Jayanti
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Good Luck to Divya!

Julia
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Awesome story !

Me
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Great write up! Cheers to you, Divya and the Gymboree staff

Ramya Ashok
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
We see Divya all the time and she is such a joy to interact with. My son Varun also went to Gymboree from when he was 6 months old and he absolutely loved the classes albeit certain situations like inside the parachute or inside the enclosed classroom during Music class where he would protest and not want to participate. But the consistency and friendliness of the staff made him outgrew his fears and come out with flying colors. This story is so true for all the babies who come to Gymboree. The positive vibes and energy make it possible for kids lke Divya and Varun to slowly open up and become super friendly. Good Luck and Great Job Divya!! We love you.

CJ
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
God bless you Divya.....muah:)

Ok
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
God bless you divya

Meena
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This write-up is written with a wonderful zest and the mother's enthusiasm comes through vividly, so much that I have become curious to find out more about Gymboree Play & Music. It sounds like a marvelous and ideal place for a child to take her first step into the outside world and away from her comfort zone, i.e. being with Mom at home. Hooray for little Divya !! May she continue to blossom to her fullest.

Rakesh
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
It is hard when they are completely dependent upon you, but harder whey they become independent. Love her.

Abigail's mommy
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Beautiful story Pallavi! Could not have said it better myself. Wish more parents would get it -- 'In their own time' --

CK
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Awesome Divya! Very well written and so touching!! Best of luck:)

Mom of 2
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Great going Divya!! Lots of love and luck from all of us:)
xoxox

Mili
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Great story! Good luck to baby D :) God bless!!

Matt
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A definite winner! Great story!

Sowmya
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Nicely written. Good luck to lil Divya..

Aparna
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Good Luck to darling Divya :)

Nalini
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Good luck Divya

S Kanuri
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Divya rocks! Blessed child and blessed parents. Congratulations on this wonderfully written article by mom. Looking forward to more :-)

Vikram
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Beautiful article. Good to know that Divya has started liking the place so much in just two months. Good luck to her and happy parenting to you.

ashok wahi
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Divya is just divine and you have learnt a great lesson Pallavi! Love and God bless

M.Sudhakar Rao
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Great...Gud Luck n God Bless Divya...

jvskrao
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I see Divya right from her birth. She is quite playful and enthusiatic. Joining her in Gymboree is in right direction for
her overall development and I thank the parents for their
interest. I am sure, Divya will become a responsible and genious person with strong foundations. May God bless her with long, happy and healthy life.

ajagnelo
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
good superb

Phani
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
God bless you Divya

venkata
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Way to go Divya

N.S.S.P Sastry
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
It is always astonishing to see how kids grow up :) I'm sure Divya will make us all proud. God Bless you my little one
--Lots of love, Grandpa and Grandma

Abigail's Mommy
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Beautiful story Pallavi! Glad to hear Divya is doing well and enjoying her Gymboree classes. Look forward to a playdate soon!

Sowbhagya
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I heard a lot of wonderful stories from Mr Sastry 'bout your little kid. She's a winner :) Way to go, Divya,
P.S) awesome compilation of feelings !!!!!

K P Rao
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A great story.

Ranjeeta Malia
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
What a beautiful write up. Kiss to divu!

Mary Jo Reis
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
If Divya is anything like her mom, she will be heads above the rest in no time !

S Kanuri
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Diva rocks! Blessed child and blessed parents! Congratulations on this so wonderfully written short article that so articulately describe a mom's feelings and her boundless love for her child. Looking for more :-)

Paddy
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Divya looks lovely. Wish you and Divya all the best. Lots of love.

CK
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Awesome Divya!!! So proud of you:) May you always be a winner.
xoxox

Mom of 2
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Such a beautiful story! Loads of love from all of us.
xxx

Sri
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Nice write up Pallavi. Brought back many memories and made me so nostalgic. My kids are also Gymboree kids, albeit a long time ago. :)

Lauren Thiese
Thursday, July 26, 2012
What an amazing little lady! Such a sweet story to share.

Jvskrao
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Great job Divya. Wish you lots 'n lots of prosperity, health and
Happiness. May God bless Divya, her parents and the teachers
at Gymboree.

Cindy
Thursday, July 26, 2012
What a beautiful story. Our children teach us how to live...enjoy the little things in life and relax. She is beautiful. Can't wait to see her again.

Sita
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Lots of love and luck to Baby Divya :)

Nalini
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Good luck divya

Grandma
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Divya is simply the best!!! May you shine always:) lots of love and hugs.

Sree an
Thursday, July 26, 2012
God bless divya

Terry
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Touching narration- I hope this story wins. Good luck!

RKB
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Hope you win, baby !

RN
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thanks to Gymboree's friendly staff and her mom's constant encouragement, Divya's stranger anxiety has gone down significantly and she seems to enjoy being around people. It is a pleasure to watch her blossom into a confident toddler.

Kavi
Friday, July 27, 2012
What a beautiful story! Good luck to Divya - hope she wins.

Shivangi
Friday, July 27, 2012
all d vry bst dear divya...........!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHITTARANJAN
Friday, July 27, 2012
Congrats to Divya (one of the many she will earn in all time to come) and her wonderful mom.Kids are gifts from God and you can see God in them.My dear Pallavi, try to preserve all such bolgs (you will be forced to pen down many in time to come) and they will end up in a treatise on "Pleasures of Parenting".

kashu
Friday, July 27, 2012
good luck divu

lata
Friday, July 27, 2012
i loved your write up! A great kid and a great mother! good luck and best wishes to both of you.

Kalyani
Friday, July 27, 2012
Good Luck to all of you !

Advay
Friday, July 27, 2012
Divya is a superstar!! I love you lots and really hope you win:) good luck. xx

KS
Friday, July 27, 2012
Such a beautiful baby and such a lovely story. May your family always be blessed!

Vijaya
Friday, July 27, 2012
I love your story! Congratulations on being such a great mom. Hope Divya wins.

Vijay
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Good luck to Divya,,,,,hope she wins

Arti
Saturday, July 28, 2012
I like ur story very much all the best to Divya

Rajani
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Good luck Divya.........

Kasturi
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Good luck divya

SS
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Well done mommy and baby! I have learnt a thing or two about how to parent:) good luck - you truly deserve to win

Kiran
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A winning entry!!! Good luck and God bless.

Linda
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Great story! Lil Divya is truly blessed to have such a loving mommy. Many parents are busy working so such hands on parenting is a joy to see and hear about! Hope you guys win.

Amy
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Thank you for sharing such a lovely story. Truly inspiring.

Uncle K
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Heartening to see Divya being nurtured so beautifully by her parents and teachers! She is sure to be a winner in life.

lakshmi
Sunday, July 29, 2012
lovely story Pallavi. All the best to you and D:)

Pinks
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Nice story...All the best Divya..

Nanna
Sunday, July 29, 2012
You are already a winner, Divya :) Love you !

Kalyani
Monday, July 30, 2012
Good luck Divya!!

Silpa
Monday, July 30, 2012
Beautiful story,wonderfully written Pallavi. Good luck Divya, hope you win :)

Aruna
Monday, July 30, 2012
Parenting is full of learning and aha moments. Enjoy every step of the way!!

Bela
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Good luck Pallavi - Divya is such a darling baby!! Hope you guys win. xx

Jacky
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A wonderful story to share!! A must read for every parent. A winning entry for sure :)

Lisa
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
So true.... Divya is fortunate to have a wonderful mommy like you!!! God bless you both and I really hope you win:)

Namita
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Congratulations to lil Divya!!! You have won everyone's heart :))

Nimi
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A lovely story and a lovelier child! God bless her with success all along the way:)

IF
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Love it!! Good luck:)

Michelle
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Divya is a gem of a girl and totally the life of any room she is in!! She is a clear winner. lots of hugs and kisses

Irene
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Well done Divya and a big pat on the back for mum and the staff at gymboree!!! Best wishes

Andrew
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
An inspirational story!! Strikes a chord with all parents. Thanks for sharing.

Deepti
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Pallavi - thanks for sharing this lovely story. Lots of love and hugs to Divya! Can't wait to see you guys again!

Barbara
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
How sweet, I love your story! Hope you win.

Alex
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
How nice to see parents give their children a fair chance!! So precious. Keep it up.

Marc K
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I truly hope you win.......so inspirational!

Kajol
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Beautifully captured thoughts! Awesome baby and awesome mom! Well done.

Shailaja
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
God bless! Hope every mother reads this.......

Zara
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Pallavi - this is so beautiful! You have a gorgeous baby and she is very lucky to have a great mom like you:)

Raj
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Lovely couple blessed with a lovely baby! May you always have happy moments all your life. God bless.

Anya
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Parenting is a great art and very few people really master it. Well done to Divya's parents for being one of them!!!

Roopa
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
We love you Divya!! Hope you win:) good luck.

Geet
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Only a mother can have such love!!! Well done and hearty congratulations.

Dan
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Good luck!

Angela
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Lovely story! Hope you guys win.

Raj
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Hugs and kisses to lil Divya! You are a winner already. xoxo

Aditya
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Divya is a lovely girl and is growing beautifully. Hope she wins this contest and does her family proud:)

Chitu
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Thanks for sharing such a lovely story and inspiring so many of us! God bless Divya and really really really hope she wins:)

See you soon.

Aunt J
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It's a joy watching Divya blossom into a vivacious toddler. May she continue to be blessed.

Dena
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Best of luck divya

RG
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Best wishes to you all!!

Anish
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Very well written. Good luck to mum and baby.

Susan
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Hope you guys win. Best entry!!

Padma
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Pallavi, this is just so very inspiring!! May you continue to have the same love and patience all through:) best wishes

Sanjeev
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Being a dad myself, I totally relate to your story. Will share this with everyone I know as I couldn't have conveyed this message to all parents in a more eloquent way! Lots of love and luck to you guys.

Amma
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I love you, Divi :)

PN
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This story totally takes me back to when my 2 yr old attended gymboree classes. The staff are very supportive and there is no better environment to help the little tots make a great start to learning. Well done mom and daughter and well done gymboree.

Pavitra
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
They should have gymboree in all countries!! Sounds like a great place for kids.......love your story.

Sam
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It'll be great to see Divya win her first contest.......good luck!!

Tara
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
My children go to gymboree as well in London and they absolutely love it. So glad to read your happy story. Hope you win.

Kim
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Divya is a beautiful child and she only deserves the best. Hope she wins the gymboree hamper!!!

Amit
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Good luck! Truly inspirational.

Aunty C
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Love you Divya baby! I am so proud to see you grow so splendidly. You are already a winner my dear and I hope that you get the hamper:)

Soumya
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Hi Divya ! Way to go..Keep up the good work..I wish you all the best and hope that you win the hamper..

Soumya
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Hi Divya ! Way to go..Keep up the good work..I wish you all the best and hope that you win the hamper..

soumya
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Hi Divya! keep up the good work..You are looking so cute..Be happy and bless you !

Granny
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
We are so proud of you my little angel:) you surely deserve to win today and everyday! Love you lots.

Ram
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Awesome write up and a wonderful message to all parents! Well done Gymboree for giving Divya and so many other children the opportunity to develop so beautifully. A win-win!!

Maryam
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Awww.....bless!! Such a sweet narration, coming straight from the heart. Love you guys and hope Divya gets to bring the gymboree hamper home soon:) xxx

Makunba Odibashu
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
May the gracious Lord shower His blessings on Divya!

Neeta
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Yaay ! It's 12:23 AM EST on 8/1 - does this mean that D has won?

Jeet
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Lovely and inspirational !! God bless you all.

Heather
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Great realisation! It would be nice to see all parents imbibe this quality. Good luck

Iti
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Good luck to Divya! Hope she wins. Undoubtedly an excellent story.

Juhi
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Kudos to Divya's mom and teachers for nurturing her so well. In an age when we see mindless competition and undue pressure to perform, it really is heartening to see a child being allowed to evolve at their own pace. There is no doubt Divya will be a winner in everything she does! God bless.

Noah's Family
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
To Divya and her family, This is Noah's Grandam(yaya) and we are so excited to hear that both of the kiddos were able to benefit and win this competition, we are so happy that Gymboree made such a great choice to benefit both families that have worked so hard for these votes. Enjoy your new toys Divya, Noah and his family... :)

Vijaya
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Hello Divya dear, we know your mom for ages and can see a reflection of her in you...Hope you grow up to become as her. Love you loads
Vijaya


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