This is part of the Slice of Life Challenge hosted by the Two Writing Teachers
This is going to be a very tiny post. It has been a long day and I want to be able to catch just a little basketball before I go to bed. I think I may be in a small minority of college basketball fans that didn't play hookie and park myself at a sports bar and consume hours of March Madness on giant televisions.
We had our second round of parent conferences tonight (as much as I think my principal is awesome, we need to rethink the idea of having conferences on what I think should be a national holiday). However, I was able to schedule a break in the action to watch my son and his friends on our school jump rope team perform for friends, family and any staff members like me who could sneak downstairs to our gym.
Yep, that last sentence is correct, we have an elementary school jump rope team. They are awesome. Hopefully I can get some video up of what Hank and the rest of the team did tonight soon. He nailed the trick he has been working on for a while. Try to imagine this one. Crossover, backwards on a pogo-stick.
Think about that. If you are like me, you wouldn't even try to get on a pogo-stick. And there is no way I could do do a backwards crossover jump rope move. Heck, I am not real sure I could jump rope backwards. So how do you manage to jump on a pogo-stick clenched between your thighs and jump rope?
It was very cool to see. I was extrememely happy for him and the smile on his face when he was done was brilliant. It was also fun to see him and his 14 other teammates work through all facets of their crazy routine. These kids come to school early and are coached by our phys. ed. teacher. They get to perform for other schools, they have some pretty snazzy t-shirts and they all have a lot of fun planning their shows.
The thing I am most proud of though was the announcement at the end of the night. Their coach shared with us that the team raised over $1,000 for "Jump Rope for Heart." That is something to remember.