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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Swinging




How old is too old for swingsets? Well, apparently 32 is right on the edge. I was at work the other night and a little boy (maybe 9 years old) was doing backflips off the swings and it looked like fun. Most adults would stop there, but, oh no, not me... I thought maybe I could do it, too. So, like a fool, I tried. As I sat in the swing, I thought maybe my legs are too long to clear the top, so I started slowly without letting go of the chains. That worked twice, with relative ease. So, confidence boosted, I decided to try again, this time with gusto. Turns out, my legs are in fact too long to clear the top, I learned this with one *thud* as my feet hit the top of the swingset and another *thud* as my knees grated the sand. Lucky for me, someone was there with a camera to capture my lesson. My favorite pics are the last two where the little girl looks appropriately frightened and confused as to why I thought this was a good idea when she could clearly see a disaster was in the making.