It’s true, I cannot do a somersault. Not then, Not Now, Not Me. I don’t know why I can’t do them, I’ve always been a outgoing and rambunctious person. Never afraid to make a fool out of myself, but I still could not do a somersault. It was probably more the fact that I psych myself out to the point where I could not do them.
My family is a very rambunctious one, where we are known for doing outrageous things, and trying to outdo each other! One of our favorite activity us bridge contests. When I say “bridge”, I mean the physical/stretch bridge, start on your back and use your arms and legs to push your self up!. Bridges normally lead to somersault contests, which ends with everyone making fun of me, and no it does not hurt my feelings (really it doesn’t)! I try. I attempt. I fail. They laugh. I get the attention, which is what i live on!
I can now say I can do somersaults, granted it’s OFF of the couch. When I give something a try, I go all out….no boring and basic floor somersault…no not me!
Madison was showing off her gymnastics ability yesterday and did a somersault off the couch that’s she’s now mastered. Seriously. A somersault off of the couch! Only that rambunctious child would come up with an idea like that (and follow through nonetheless, flawlessly!) Well, I thought to myself….I bet I could do that! I might not be able to do a standard somersault, but I was ready to give a somersault off the couch a try!
Yes, it took Brandi giving me a little push to get all the way over, but I did it!! I now don’t have to tell people that I do not know how to do a somersault…not me anymore! Granted I can still only do them off of the couch, but that just shows my rambunctiousness! Anyone can do a normal somersault, but it takes a rambunctious person to attempt an off the couch somersault, when she can’t even do a normal one! I now need to master the “normal” somersault, but for now I’m going to live in the moment that I CAN do a somersault (off the couch)!
I do have one question for ya’ll…..when did a “somersault” be renamed a “forward roll”? Madison kept correcting me when I’d say “somersault”, makes me feel so old! LOL!
Disclaimer: I give all credit to my somersault ability to my 4-year-old niece, Madison! Madison also gets credit for the photos taken! Pretty good photos aren’t they!!
Funny story: I told Madison I gave her all credit for me being able to do a somersault. She asked “well where’s my card?” She had us all stumped, card?? I finally realized she thought she got a credit card! Ha-ha, what a funny kid!
Week 6 of Word Up, Yo! a new word game hosted by Liz from A Belle, A Bean, & A Chicago Dog, KLZ from Taming Insanity and Natalie from Mommy of A Monster! The word this week was RAMBUNCTIOUS, jump in, link up and play along!!