Friday, April 13, 2007


For those of you who have not been trained in the martial arts or taken any combat training, I'm going to explain to you the "ultimate ninja" move, the Triple-Whip. I may not be a black-belt but I've got something more powerful....I'm the mother of boys.

"Mom, watch me do this Triple-Whip!" shouts my three-year-old as he throws his "weapon" (stuffed teddy bear) into the air. I murmur the appropriate "oohs" and "ahhs."

"Mom," yells my eldest son, "watch this Triple-Whip." And he jumps off my coffee table, one leg out in a flying kick.

"Mom, watch me do a Triple-Whip!" It's my three-year-old again and he jumps off the couch doing a half-spin in the air....and lands on his butt.

"I'm doing a Triple-Whip, Mom!" says my five-year-old as he flails his arms about while spinning in a circle...and then falls to the floor.

"Watch this Triple-Whip." They're in competition and my three-year-old has jumped off the couch, barely missing the baby, and is rolling across the living room.

So, there you have it. The Triple-Whip. Ultimate Ninja fighting move.


The Mailman's Wife said...

Haha!! I can just picture your sweet boys flying thru the air! Wish I was there to see that! Oh the joys...
Oh I thought of something...You need a picture of a nice slice of cake or something sweet beside that coffee cup...Come to think of it, that would be bad. Seeing the cup makes me want coffee and I don't drink it! Imagine what the dessert would do!!! Maybe it is a good thing you don't have it there! Ummm caaaakkke.

Marianne Arkins said...

It's things like this that make me thankful I have a GIRL. Boys exhaust me, even virtual boys!

Glad to see you're back safe and sound.