So it was a normal, every day kind of day,when my daughter strutted proudly into the kitchen. She had a confident look. The look someone might have when they are bursting to say something. She exclaimed, “I want to go to my school today.” I choked on a biscuit and said,” Excuse me, if you haven’t noticed it’s a weekend and you said you would help me clean the garden!” The daughter whined in response,”Forget about that, I want to show you the flips I learned!” I tried not to appear as frightened as I was about seeing those flips. I was sure I would have to keep the hospital on speed dial, for me, not my daughter! But, the job description of a mom is to not to discourage the child. My son bounced up and down saying he wanted to do a “tummy flip” and “dead man “(these are names of some flips the daughter does). Finally, I tried to bring the son to reality, that he could not do a single flip. So, he started singing a song about flipping. At that point, the hospital was going to have two emergencies. We got down at the school. My daughter rushed to the 5th and 6th grade area. I had no idea where it was, but the son had run off with my daughter. I was lost for what seemed like an hour when a voice yelled, “Amma watch what I can do.”
I followed the voice to the playground and ran quickly when I saw my son trying to climb on the bar. My daughter yelled at me from the highest bar,” Amma, look at me!” I saw her just in time to see the “easiest” flip. One foot was in front of the other and she fell forward. I ran under her to catch her like a brave mom fighting off snakes. But, it turned out that she was back up on the bar. She topped this off with Back Cherries, Tummy Flips, Dead Mans, Front Cherries, Roly Polies , and more – all of which gave me heart attacks, but nothing compared to the scariest of all( or at least in my opinion), the Fall Back. The daughter took her hands of the bar put them high in the air and without warning fell back!
I almost called the hospital when I found her hanging from the bar, her arms dangling near the floor!
Readers, for the final surprise, it was not the normal author of the blog, but me, the daughter, writing from the mothers point of view! I hope this was a surprising blog! Bye!
P.S: When the daughter said she will write a blog for me, I did not realize that she will write this in my voice. I can’t deny that I am proud I write like an elementary school kid.
10 thoughts on “Guess What? Flip!”
Very nice blog, Saumya Chitthi and Keethana! I really had a good laugh
Keenu…Very nice attempt the only missing part was few words here and there for which we will scratch our hair and rush to google/dictionary.com :))
Sorry Manni couldn’t stop myself 🙂
Good one Bathri. Good one!
Keena when you come here for this summer I’ll tell you my experience about skydiving and we will go together may be in 10 years 😉
Deepi – she would love to write that if you give her the creative license!
EXCELLENT KEENA!!! Both the flips and the blog post. “Choked on a biscuit” and ” job description of a mom is to encourage the child..” exactly how Saumya would have put it.. Really proud of you sweetheart.
I know Shoba – those are the ones that really got me. I will show her your comment and watch her swell with pride.
Great work Keena. (Saumya should I get her to try to illustrate as well?)
It will be better than mine – that is for sure!