Monday, October 24, 2005

Do you have one of these too?

Confronted with Simon's floating head in our doorway, we wondered aloud,
"Where did his body go? We can't see it! It's invisible!"
We've almost got him believing it. This is totally going to be our Christmas card photo.


Blogger yucaree said...

where did he learn to do that? i would almost be thrilled if our boy would climb up the door frame. he can't do anything remotely like that!

10:40 AM  
Blogger grudge girl said...

Monkey school - don't you know?


Two places:

#1-Gymnastics. I've put both of my boys in gymnastics because it so helps with their coordination, and physical confidence. Especially Ethan, who wasn't at ALL athletic.

#2-Daddy. Who gave Simon the idea, and asked him to show us if he could do it. Andy was a gymnast and a diver back in the day, and you should see him on the trampoline. Yikes! Flip city!

12:30 PM  
Blogger yucaree said...

ahh, gymnastics -- of course! i wonder if the boy would be interested in taking a tumbling or gymnastics class ... i did gymnastics when i was his age and it did help a bit with my coordiation (i'm physically totally inept; it's an effort for me to just walk straight without running into something!).

however, i think JR may be resistant. he's in to more "manly" sports like football and basketball (which the boy likes, too). i think it makes him cringe inadvertantly when the boy wants to watch ice skating or gymnastics on tv. i'm sure JR *thinks* he's open minded, but when it actually comes down to it i think he'd try to steer the boy to do something else. (fyi, the boy's current favorite sport is fencing ... not that he's ever seen it live or tried it!)

12:39 PM  
Blogger grudge girl said...

Yeah, I hear you. It helps that Andy himself was a gymnast, and a darn good one. He knows how butch you have to be to do it well.

Also, he had to take ballet classes for diving, so he's in touch with his feminine side. And now? He's got the most incredible center of gravity! Seriously. You canNOT knock him down. Ooo! And great posture too!

My brothers gave me crap about Ethan when we put him in gymnastics, but he was SOOO uncoordinated, and could NOT comprehend how to use his muscles. It was, like, completely foreign to him, the idea of supporting his body weight with his arms, like, on the parallel bars. It really helped him.

I adORE the idea of fencing. That rocks! Boy has great taste. Plus, it's a little Star Wars-ish. I say go with it. It's got the balance and coordination factors, along with the added coolness of pointy things!

9:34 PM  
Blogger grudge girl said...

My child totally looks like Dewey from "Malcolm in the Middle" in this photo. Weird.

9:36 PM  
Blogger yucaree said...

is he musically talented like dewey?

we have a guy friend who was also a gymnast back in his youth and he shows the boy lots of cool tricks ... like support his own body weight using his arms! yup, my son, like me, lacks arm muscles. we went to a bowling party once and the smaller girls could carry the bowling balls my son couldn't hold on to. his friends at preschool continually told him he was weak! i don't want him to be a bodybuilder by any means, but it would be nice if he could carry stuff! so gymnastics might be a good way. and having some coordination would help since, again, like me, he's incredibly clumsy.

i've also been thinking about getting him into kendo, japanese "fencing." less pointy, more over-the-head smashing with a stick!

10:29 AM  
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