Monday, May 12, 2008

I Think I Can, I Think I Can

I am getting older. I admit it. My age shows more and more everyday!
However, what's a Mom of four boys to do?
I can't really run like they do. They rarely throw me the football because inevitably one of them will have to chase it down when I miss the catch. I certainly am no match with a baseball bat and glove. A "H-O-R-S-E" game of basketball ends in my first five shots. The Good Lord gave me four boys, but He did not make me athletic.
On Mother's Day, Braden and his cousin Camden were showing me how they could do belly-flips on the "jungle gym." They were so cute just flipping over the bar then landing with both feet on the ground. It looked so easy!
Believe it or not, this is the same "jungle gym" I played on when I was a little girl...I used to do "belly-flips" and "bar-hops" and "knee-hangs" and "upside down twists" and...well, you get the picture.
After watching them show-off a bit and listening to them "brag" about their new skill, I stated that I used to do "belly-flips" when I was a little girl. Yes, I was the "Jungle Gym Queen of the Neighborhood."
Reid was listening to all of this, so he challenged me, "Well, let's see you do it!"
What??? I would NOT be outdone by two children under the age of six! My reputation was at stake.
Therefore, at the risk of never hearing the end of this I am going to show you what this girl can do when she sets her mind to it! "I think I can...I think I can...I think I can!"
(Amy, Kelsey, this is for you!)

Yeehaw! Yahoo! Yippee!
I knew I could!
I am older, but I'm still "Queen of the Jungle Gym!"
Something to be proud of, huh?


Under the Raisner Roof... said...

Yes! You did it! You look like a monkey without a banana! You are queen of the jungle gym! Love You! Amy

Anonymous said...

I can not look at those pictures without pain - thinking of my own ability or inability to do them in my current condition. Luckily I have YOU to stand in my place if the occasion presents itself. I always stank/stunk at jungle gym/monkey bars stuff. But give me a game of dodge ball and people, I ROCKED!

Becki party of 5 said...

Wow, I'm impressed!! Were you sore the next day?! :)
Loved your mothers day pictures, especially in the swing by the water....gorgous!!!