Thursday, January 28, 2010

'Rasslin Lessons

This afternoon I laid down for a short nap with Smiley and woke up to some odd news when Lisa announced she would be taking Smiley and LuLu wrestling that evening.

Wrestling? WTH? For several minutes there I actually thought I was in a dream, but no, it was true. Their school offers wrestling classes at a nearby high school, but turnout has been so low that one of the parents called us and asked the kids to volunteer.

A chance to do something different, learn a new skill, and get some physical activity on a day that featured bitter cold and a harsh wind? Okeedokee.

So at 5:30, Lisa took them down the road and let loose. Smiley was terrified beforehand, while Lu was eager for a fight. Go figure. By the time they got there both were gung-ho.

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Mind you, Smiley isn't ready for the WWE quite yet. He was pinned during one game they used in training and promptly stood up, teary-eyed, and announced that the other boys were "all mean".

LuLu was matched up against a very good friend, a girl who just happens to be the daughter of an ex-wrestling coach.

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LuLu did her best to pin her . . .

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But that ended poorly - and quickly too!

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When they returned LuLu had a headache and claimed she didn't want to do it again, and Smiley claimed he had a good time but was done for a lifetime. Nuh-uh. They're going back next week, and YaYa will be joining them too.

Anyway, for now - good job!

3 comments:

Sybil said...

Loved it !!! What a pair they are..and Hi to Lisa for taking them. I guess any exercise is better than none these days...Mind you won't be long before you can ALL get the bikes out !!!!!!! LOL
Love Sybil x

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I see kiddy ankle weights in your future as they try and practice on you :o)

Bridgett said...

Ha! Too funny.

I see lots of smiles on their faces though. ;)