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Thursday, September 18, 2008

You saw it here first

I'm pretty excited to share the newest Olympic sport! It's neat because it's one of those combination sports, like some kind of -athalon. It's called "Trying to Walk Through My House Without Breaking a Limb." I'm hoping that as it catches on it will be known by the more commonly recognized names, like, "Watch Out, Watch Out, Watch Out!"; "Who Left THAT There?!"; "Ooh, I Think That's Gonna Leave a Mark"; "Freaking Toys!"; and the ever-popular "Didn't I Just Clean This Place Up?!"

The event begins with the Hurdle through the kitchen over the baby gate and moves right into the High Jump over the lego tower. Next is the 10 meter dash to catch the naked boy before he makes it to the mail box (to say hi to the mailman, of course), which goes seamlessly to the triple jump down the broken front stair. Gymnastics comes next as the athlete gracefully tumbles back through the front door after tripping on the muddy shoes (tripping required; missing the trip is a deduction) placed directly in front of the entrance instead of to the side as a reasonable person would do. After the tumbling portion the athlete will skillfully complete a cross-living-room-dive to catch the baby who was just pushed off of the ottoman (placed there, no doubt, by officials). The event comes to a close with the athlete scrambling to her feet for a soccer-style goalie maneuver to catch the truck that was launched at the TV screen.

The event will appear at the Winter and Summer Olympics.

P1020796 Clearly, uniforms are not required.

10 comments:

Sara said...

And clearly, you'll medal. I hear there's a higher start value if one of your team members is potty training.

Mandi said...

Okay, so stop posting stuff like this. I have stitches in a very difficult area and this post made me laugh so hard that my stitches hurt. If I ripped something, I'm blaming you.

Sara Kilgore said...

Hilarious. Miles is obviously training for the next sport to overtake the triathlon, naked tricycle riding. That's gonna leave a mark. Awesome.

Pooh said...

Mandi, you'll want to just stop reading Anna's blog until you've got your stitches out. She's physically unable to stop being hilarious. Make that hi-freakin-larious. I should know, I'm her sister.

Pooh said...

And Anna, why are you doing Olympics in my house? And when? And how are you managing to be here without my knowledge?

Alyssa said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I love the naked tri-riding!

Lisa Z said...

How you find the humor in motherhood is amazing.....I just get a sore throat from all of the threats I issue!!

Danielle said...

You should be a comedian! I laugh so hard! anyway Miles looks adorable in his bike and totally oblivious to the fact that he does not have any clothes on.

kjkabm said...

very creative! And so my house too!! :)

The Fowers said...

I love this. Did you get gold or silver?