For some reason - something about bilateral movement? The importance of crossing the midline? A vague association with the importance of crawling before walking?? – I’ve long had the unshared (by him) notion that G needed to learn how to skip. His little sister and I have been trying to teach him for years. The fact that Z always tells him she “looks like a fairy” when she is skipping does not help.*
G recently, finally, learned to skip. But he puts his own spin on it, just to make sure he doesn’t look like his sister. Or a fairy.
He balls up his fists and swings his arms in a mighty way, furrows his brow a bit and keeps shoulders low, knees high.
Watching him, I called out that I liked his “Manly Skipping,” a.k.a. “Macho Skipping.” This being Vermont, the epicenter of all liberalitude and progressiveness, of course I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek.
Then, all of a sudden, in a major collision of past and present, I realized: Manly Skipping looks just like…MOSHING!
Welp, for what it’s worth, that’s what I got this week.
Full Spectrum Mama
* As you might remember from a past post, according to G fairies aren’t real. Except the Tooth Fairy.