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    Grandma's all-around good sport

    child on park play structureI have a handful of skills that I enjoy sharing with my grandsons, activities I consider myself good at and that I'm happy to encourage them to become good at, too. For them at this age, that's mostly reading, crafting, cooking, playing games plus a few other rather sedate things.

    And then there are the skills this not-so-agile grandma isn't so great at that Bubby and Mac — thankfully — learn from others, things they continually improve upon without one smidgen of instruction from me.

    I'm talking about sporty skills such as these few perfectly demonstrated here by Bubby.

    Things such as hitting the T-ball:

    Lefty T-ball hit

    Riding a scooter:

    boy on scooter

    Walking on the balance beam:

    boy on park balance beam

    And jumping on the trampoline:

    Though I stink at baseball, have yet to ride a scooter and never mastered (not even a tad) the balance beam, I was once pretty darn good on the trampoline. Perhaps I'll one day get up the nerve to ask Bubby to reteach me a trampoline trick or two.

    Being the all-around good sport that Bubby is, I'm sure he'd be delighted to coach Gramma on similarly active pursuits. (Assuming, that is, he no longer has any recollection whatsoever of Gramma's ill-fated somersault attempt.)

    Today's question:

    What skill would you like your grandchild(ren) to teach you?

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    Reader Comments (3)

    I would like to re-learn how to ride a bike. And Bubby looks like a wonderful teacher of all things sporty or athletic.

    Cute pictures, thank you.

    February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    I'd love to dance like my talented granddaughter, but I'm pretty sure they'll have to call 911 if I try a leg extension.

    I look forward to the many things my grandson will teach me as he ages. Everything that is traditionally 'boy' territory is new to me!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your readers, Lisa ♥

    February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNonnie Kelly

    How much fun is all this? We do what we can, don't we, as grandparents? The trampoline sounds like a nice landing for joints. Enjoy, Lisa!

    February 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
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