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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Still as young as I pretend to be!



I went with Jessica to the Driver's License center today to get my license renewed and a new photo taken. Very important since the last one I got was 10 years ago and looks very different to how I look now. Well, unfortunately the Center was closed due to the computers being down, so we will aim for next week to say cheese for the camera.
Instead, on the way home, we stopped at a playground and enjoyed the beautiful weather and a snack. I was chasing Jess around the playground and having fun when I spotted it....The flip bar.
Now I know that is not the technical term for it but that is what I used to do on it, so that is what it is called. I slowly walked over to it and wondered...could I? should I? Will I hurt myself? and the most important question, Is anyone looking?. With Jessica close by picking up sticks, I propped myself up and flung over and around the bar and landed safely with both feet and the ground. My poor sunglasses that flipped off my head and across the playground were the only casualties. No one saw and really no one cares, but with my 35th birthday approaching this month, I walked a little bit taller afterwards knowing that I could still do it ;)
I can't wait till the day when Jessica is old enough for me to teach her to do flips on the playground ;)

fyi... if you google flip bar images, you don't just get playground images ;) you get people flipping other things too. Just a warning ;)

3 comments:

The Hamons said...

Love the disclaimer! :)

If only the sun was out longer for us to have done some flips together! Praying for the day we get days upon days to spend together. Love you!

ailithir said...

with wishes for MANY more years of flips.

Anonymous said...

Christie, I understand your need to flip. I can still do front walk overs, kart wheels, round offs. and kart wheels into front walk over. I showed Zack's niece this last Saturday at his parents' house, and let me tell you....for not doing a walk over in a long while, my legs were hurting sooo bad for a few days. Well worth it though!!! I cant wait to try them outside once the weather is nice. Happy Birthday Christie!!!! I will be right behind you in July for the wonderful age of 35!!!!
Lindsay