Look familiar? Yes, it`s the instruments of torture back again.
To be fair, I am improving at the hula hooping. My record stands at thirteen consecutive hulas. Or maybe they`re called hoops. Who knows?
Anyway, Teen Son barged into the room just as I was putting the hoop away. In one short sentence he reminded me that parents are their teenaged kids biggest embarrassment. And that an old woman hula hooping is a ridiculous sight.
Thank God I didn`t see you doing that! he exclaimed.
But, the really nice part of being a lady of mature years is that one really doesn`t care what anyone thinks.
And that`s why I looked even more ridiculous outside in the rain skipping to my heart`s content.
Anyone peering over the hedge would have got quite a laugh.
But I can manage one hundred skips without a break. Okay, only one hundred. But hey, it`s a baseline. I`m sure to get better.
Oh it`s lovely going back to all those activities of my teenaged days but with a wise old woman head. I am thrilled at the least little success. And I don`t give two whits if I look ridiculous in the process.
Janathon, Day 29
- Running miles: Nil
- Skipping: Intervals over twenty minutes.
- Hoola Hooping: five minutes.
- Mileage: Nil
- Embarrassment: 10/10 if you`re any one of my offspring
Just went and tried skipping (with a rather inadequate skipping rope, made from a chopped-off piece of washing line that kept trying to curl up). My first effort was a mere 15! The most I managed was 43, and I am seriously puffing. It was fun though. The hula hooping will have to wait until tomorrow. I work in a school, so can embarrass the children there when I’m on playground duty.
Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂
Another vote for the video… 😉 Now that really would embarrass your son! (Or perhaps you could hula with a bag over your head for anonymity?)
I think I’ll take a leaf from your book and get back to hooping and skipping (especially while it’s cold out, as it doesn’t do my face any good at all).
you ARE SO LUCKY to have a HULA HOOP! So much better a Janathon activity than planking.
Haha love your son’s comment 😉 And 100 skips is pretty good! I’m at about 60 every time I start again…
Marvellous. It’s part of a parent’s role to be embarrassing.
Yes, I agree …. definitely a hooping video…. in the kind of ‘how to’ spirit 🙂
Sure it’s your job as a mother to embarrass teenage children! 🙂 I’m storing up cute stories from Liam as a baby to use later on!
13 consecutive Hula Hoops? Pah. I once finished two whole packets! 🙂
I’ll get my coat…
I think a hooping video is the least you can offer your Janathon friends … 😀