Every Friday (and sometimes Saturday) Mark takes Charlie to a local gymnastics studio for “open gym.” Open gym is free play for any kid whose parents fork over the $10 an hour they charge. $10 an hour is kind of a lot in our opinions, but this gymnastics studio is such a fantastic place for Charlie to play because he can almost literally climb the walls, jump off, and be in no danger of breaking any bones. He does the same thing in our house but since our walls and floors aren’t padded we’re a little nervous when he makes his flying leaps off the furniture.
The last time we went to the gym I asked whether they offered discounts for frequent gym-goers. Guess what? They do. You can buy hours in bulk at a discount–5 hours for $45 ($9/hr) or 10 hours for $80 ($8/hr). Mark bought the $80 card which is well worth the initial outlay for us considering he always takes Charlie at least once a week. We’re so happy that maybe we’ll join Charlie in jumping off the furniture.