(my own record), I did practice today. At home, with Brian nearby watching Jimmy Neutron. He’s been home all week, sick, if I haven’t mentioned that, and as much as I love him, and as much as he loves his mom, it has been a real downer for both of us. Cabin fever.
And also for the record, I practiced up to Bakasana B. Despite that my hands were five inches away from my feet in Kapotasana (by Brian’s measurement). That’s not bad when you consider how far it’s come and the fact that I have had exactly ONE Kapotasana adjustment ever in my entire life (during an Intro To Second class, to which all practitioners at the CT Shala are invited attend).
So, I’m practicing and out of the corner of my eye, on the tv, I see a mom putting bubble wrap around her kids’ arms and legs and torsos. I look up to see what this is all about. I see that the kids are going outside to play in the fresh air. They have their skateboards with them. It’s a gorgeous day in a picture-perfect suburban cul de sac. Next, we cut to the mom and kids in a MUCH safer environment, one in which they do not need to be bubble wrapped: Chuck E. Cheese. Ah, yes, “where a kid can be a kid”.
So THAT’s what they mean by that!
Hey, moms! If you hate the idea of your kids playing outside in the fresh air of your delightful suburban enclave because they might get a boo boo or whatever, guess what? You can finally relax because Chuck E. Cheese provides a gravel-free, sunlight-free, skateboard-free place for your kids to play. Take off that bubble wrap and get your kid’s to Chuck E’s!
And for future reference, just remember: Playing Outdoors = bad. Video Games and Junk Food at Chuck E’s = good.