Sometimes My Kids Really Bug Me

This is my wobble board.






I use it for one-legged squats, two legged squats and stand on it in the speed skating basic position, all to work on my balance. My weak ankles combined with pronation and loose ligaments make these exercises slightly, uhhh, challenging.  At this point I have the balance of a drunk man on a two legged stool.

I am a straw man.

Even though we have a gym in our basement, the wobble board sits in our living room directly behind my office chair so I have no excuse not to do it. It’s right beside the yoga mat I use for push ups and my barbell for squats.  Some days the basement might as well be on another planet–you all get that, right?– so having the equipment right there staring me in the face is the best motivation. It works, too. I’m on it every day at least for a few minutes. Sometimes even while talking on the phone.  Although attempting to do it drunk on Saturday was probably not a good idea.

But having the wobble board out in the living area also means my kids have access to it as well. And low and behold, those little fuc…. munchkins can not only do everything I’ve been attempting to do, they can also spin around on it with one foot. All without even blinking an eye.

They’re all “Look at me, mom! I’m spinning!”

Blah blah blah

Well look at me, I’m coming into your room tonight wearing a hockey mask and starting up a chainsaw.

So there.

Editor’s Note: I’m not the only one who found that video hysterically funny, right?


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Sharon DeVellis is a mother, wife and writer who can uncork a wine bottle in less than 10 seconds but buys twist-offs for emergencies. She’s currently in therapy to stop talking about herself in third person.
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13 Responses to Sometimes My Kids Really Bug Me

  1. Those little darlings. You will have your day when they get all gangly and off balance and awkward in puberty.

  2. This totally made me giggle. Kids are such little, er, munchkins, aren’t they?

    I recently started ice skating lessons at the ripe old age of 43. My daughter also is taking lessons at age 6. I would love to have her center of gravity!

    Must read some more of your blog! Glad you stopped by mine today.

  3. In their defense, they have better gravity because they are closer to the floor. A kind of natural revenge is at hand during their next growth spurt. Plan for it. :P

  4. Laura B. says:

    I deliberately did not watch that video because I have to pee. And well, we all know how that would end.

    No, you’re not the only one that finds that hysterically funny. I love the kid at the end – “What’s wrong with you!?”

  5. My kids bug me all the time… only for different reasons.

    Last night I thought I was going to go insane when I took them out for what was to be a nice walk. Oh the whining, the jumping in the puddles, getting poop on shoes, and then I even scolded a kid I didn’t even know. Great night.

  6. mara says:

    Sponsored by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Revenue Generating Division. If its any consolation, once they get a bit older, like almost grown up size, they’ll get crappy at stuff. I took my daughter to yoga with me and I kicked her ass. It was great.

  7. Kat says:

    Kids are such show-offs. With their balance and their push-ups and their not getting out of breath when they run up the stairs.

  8. Julia says:

    And you can do one legged squats? Those are freaking impossible.

  9. Julia says:

    Hahaha! I’m with you. I used to keep my Ugi Ball in the living room but the kids kept messing with it so it went to the bedroom never to be seen again. Guess I should get it back out.

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