Multiple Mayhem returns to Motions

| 18/02/2009

(CNS): The Cayman Multiples Support Group will be holding a family fun hour at Motions Unlimited Gym on Sparky Drive for parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and their children this Sunday, 22 February from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.Tim Dailey, the organizer of this week’s event, says the regular group gatherings have been a great success and the selection of Motions as the venue for the event again is a sign of the quality of the facility for hosting family friendly activities.

“At a our last meeting we had nearly 20 children ranging in age from only a few weeks old to about 6 years old running around participating in all the gymnastic activities,” he said, praising the facilities at the gym calling them “extremely high” for a community the size of Cayman, and offering a fun way to introduce the children to active, healthy fun. “When they all get together, it truly is multiple mayhem, but the kids all have a wonderful time, and the parents get a chance to chat with other parents and discuss the unique challenges faced with raising multiple children.”

The Cayman Multiples Support Group was formed about three years ago to offer support to parents and expectant parents of multiples by providing casual gatherings for the parents and kids to chat in an informal environment with fellow parents.

“We don’t hold formal meetings, our gatherings are really a chance for the kids to blow off some steam while the parents share tips, ideas and other advice,” he says.

Two expectant couples of twins have been attending recently, according to Mr. Dailey, and he says both have indicated the additional support to have been of great assistance.

“One couple actually had their twin girls this last week, and we are looking forward to them being able to attend as a family in the months and years ahead.”

Motions Unlimited has been very supportive of the group having been originally chosen for the wide variety of activities offered to the kids and the large open space provided for them, says Mr. Dailey, adding, “there are activities for all age groups and the staff arrange a casual program to encourage the kids to keep moving and active.”

“It has been great working with Motions,” he says, “and look forward to holding future meetings at the gym in the coming months.

Mr. Dailey says there are about 25 known sets of twins and one set of triplets on the island who have expressed interest in participating in the groups activities.

“We welcome new parents and expectant parents to get in touch and join in,” he says, adding that members help each other cope with some of the unique challenges presented by having multiples.

For more information, contact Tim Dailey at 916-8005 or via e-mail at caymanmultiples@hotmail.com or tdailey@candw.ky.

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