I started about doing posts on being frugal, not cheap, but resourceful. Then I went to my friend Erin's blog and saw that there is a frugal friday series of posts, so it will fit in perfectly!
I really wanted to get SD involved in some sort of activity outside the home since she is there pretty much all of the time with my MIL or us! I looked into gymnastics, but it was too much for my tight budget, to the tune of $30 a month! For a 2 year old! My friend told me to look at the rec centers. We live in an area that has multiple suburbs, so there are a lot of possibilities to chose from. She told me of one that is in a suburb next to mine, so I looked into it. They had a "Holiday Class" that was only 5 weeks long. I thought it would be the perfect time to try it out and see if SD liked it since it was not too long of a commitment, time or money. So we went to sign up and it cost $16!! And that is with an extra $2 since I am a non-resident. My city's rec center has them as well, but they don't start until age 3.
SD has loved doing it! She cried a little the first two times, but now, she runs over to the teacher. So for $16, she got 5 lessons, learned some gymnastics, learned how to listen to instructions and met some new friends!
The first class we didn't have any leotards, but we have since inherited some! Thanks Lins!!
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