Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On My Amazing Juggling Abilities

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Did y'all know I can juggle? My son and I are learning together. If you knew how seriously handicapped I am at all things ball-ish, you would be appropriately amazed.

I was that kid in elementary school p.e. who would shriek and shield my head if a ball approached anywhere in my general vicinity. (OK, I did that just last week while playing catch with my son.) The ball would then plop softly ten feet from me, and all the other kids would roll their eyes and make mental notes to pick me last for any subsequent team sporting events.

Do you notice how I have all three balls firmly under control? I didn't even let the fact that my 2 year old needed a hug at that precise moment interfere with my concentration. Or the fact that my eyes are focused at some point in space completely unrelated to juggling. (I guess I missed the "keep your eye on the ball" lessons in p.e.) Never mind the fact that I drop at least one ball 7 out of 10 times. (That should be taken literally and figuratively.)

Anyway, my lame attempt at getting traffic to my blog what "Works For Me" this week is to use those cute little Clementine oranges for juggling practice if you can't find the juggling balls. You know, if your 15 month old has put them in the trash along with your car keys and the t.v. remote. They are just the right size, and can be eaten afterwards.
The oranges, Silly! Not the keys!

(Is it just me, or does my life seem circus like?)

For detailed, step by step, animated juggling instructions go here.


Anonymous said...

That apron of yours still rocks. I'm angling for one, just as soon as I win the lottery. :-)

Anonymous said...

Here's some traffic for your blog -- Great job juggling! I've tried and can barely do the two ball stage! BTW, for a great embarrassing moment in sports history, I was the girl in right field who DURING the game, the coach had to come and take away my hair ribbon because it had fallen out and I was playing with it and not paying attention to the game we were playing against another team!! Yep! A proud moment I'll remember. ;-)

Noodle said...

I learned how to juggle when I was in college (requires a post all its own!), but we used -- ready? -- silicone breast implants! lol

Smockity Frocks said...

Thank you, Lora Lynn! I'll be glad to make one for you anytime.

Denise, I can see you and I have similar athletic interests.

Noodle, That sounds like a college education your parents can be proud of! :)

Noodle said...

My parents thought it was a riot! They were just as disappointed as I when they were stolen. :)

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