"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Sunday, June 30, 2013

jump, jump, jump

my mom and i taught sean how to double dutch swing the ropes in the big room this afternoon.
i tried three times to get into the jump of it.
i blame the ropes.
too short for my grown womanly height of 5'5".
then we taught brennan how to jump the big single rope.
this is why everyone should have a room in their house without any furniture in the middle of it.
economical AND kid friendly.
max didn't want to jump.
it was funny.
do kids still do this?
jump the double dutch rope?
i couldn't remember any of the songs we used to sing.
i just remember tying two jump ropes together to make them longer 
so that the swoops of rope would soar high over our heads, 
timing the double swings just right to get in without stopping the ropes from going round and round,
having two people go in at once,
and that recces never seemed long enough for everyone to go as many times as they wanted.

1 comment:

Sue said...

I used to love double dutch. And yes, I have seen kids doing it...