Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I’m back

Oh my back!



Many of the younger readers of "A Few Clowns Short" probably chase down a child on a regular daily basis. It’s not a frequent event for me anymore. However, over these past few days it has been.

There exist a developmental point at which a child discovers their ability to sprint and twist their bodies that rivals the escape skills of a greased pig. I believe this development occurs around the age of two.

It’s the game of catch me old man. The strange thing is we often teach them these tricks while playing I’m-going-to-get-you while not realizing the adult will eventually be getting it in the small of their back.




The artful dodger grandson seized the opportunity of me juggling a cup of coffee to launch his escape plan in a parking lot. Not the place for running the I’m-going-to-get-you challenge. He was captured and safely placed in the car seat. I could tell he enjoyed it. I don’t know if he picked up on my dislike of the added stress.

Another day he made mad dash out into the garage when he noticed his older brother leaving with Grandma. Again the long arm of Grandpa brought him back but the eyes in the back of head didn’t see curious sister coming up behind us. I stepped on her hand and proceeded to spin, twist and fall back into the house. The little guy probably enjoyed the ride in my arms.

Would it be beneficial to create a greased pig exercise for Grandparents. Defensive tackling could be included too.






another circus 

21 comments:

Tami said...

You could make a new exercise program with all the bending and twisting you've been doing.

lisleman said...

I knew it was coming and I certainly could have done some body training beforehand. Me being a spokesperson for any exercise related program would be like - hmm - Oprah selling Klan memberships.

jnoragon said...

The greased pig window is fairly small. It's the greased brain phase you need to plan to last until at least age 19.

lisleman said...

Greased brain - you are right they can be very impulsive. thanks

longhollow said...

I am so sorry, but that made me laugh! Don't worry - I'm sure my time will come. At least I hope it does!

CaliforniaGirl500 said...

describing your grandson as a "greased pig". hilarious!


stop complaining about your back. you're not even 60!

lisleman said...

I would not say I described him that way but I did compare him to one. Nice to know you found it funny. So you are saying that I can't complain about my aches and pains until I'm 60? I know some chiropractors who would disagree. Also I'm within a rounding error of being 60.

lisleman said...

thanks I hoped it would generate a laugh or two. Actually the kids gave me plenty of laughs along with the muscle ache.

Bearman Cartoons said...

You could just grease up the grandson...

lisleman said...

That would make him impossible to grab but that phrase would be good in a cartoon.

unknownmami said...

Time for someone to develop Grandparents Boot Camp.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Leashes. You need leashes.

lisleman said...

I do hope you are kidding. I find those things used on normal children as a terrible thing. He needs to learn that not every time and place are appropriate for playing catch me.

lisleman said...

Maybe a youtube series of important moves for Grandparents.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I am kidding in your situation. But there are times when they are literally life-savers. My mother traveled by herself to Panama with the three of us when we were 5, 4, and 2. She had a harness on the youngest because she couldn't physically hold hands with the three of us in a busy airport. I fully support child leashes in those situations - if a child is snatched or run over, feeling like the kid should have learned better would be small consolation.

oceangirl said...

Hello Bill, you are a wonderful granddad and your grandson is wondrous.

lisleman said...

I agree on that point.

lisleman said...

thanks you write a wonderful comment.

Fazlisa said...

I'm back blogging as me :) Not that oceangirl was not me :)

Tor Hershman said...

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lisleman said...

that's good I hope you find enjoyment in it. There were times I thought you were just a cat on a keyboard.

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