Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It is Like Watching A Baby Calf

We have this young girl at my school that is, quite possibly, the most uncoordinated person I have ever seen in my whole life.  She tries so hard and I admire her tenacity yet, I can't take my eyes off of her when she is doing anything physical.  She runs like Phoebe on Friends...remember that episode?  No, I am totally serious.  Arms flailing, legs doing god knows what, and she is not the least bit quiet when she does this.  She draws an awful lot of attention to herself from adults (not on purpose, I might add) but, the kids don't even notice.  She was jumping rope the other day and I swear she hit herself in the head several times and looked like she was having a full body convulsion as she tried to jump just one time.  She kept saying, "watch me" and I kept thinking, "oh sweetie, I can't STOP watching this."   She is the sweetest girl I have ever met and she has the curly head of hair.  I have always called her Curly Q and I don't think she really gets why I call her that.  She will say "hi Curly Q" to me every morning and my hair is straight as a board.  Her smile is infectious and I love the way she continues to partake in physical activity even though it is NOT her strong suit.  We should all take a lesson from her.  

8 comments:

Counselormama said...

We have a little boy like that at our school, he is totally cute, too!

wenbren explains it all said...

I'm like that whenever I attempt to play volleyball, really; I'm serious. So I don't anymore.

TrueLoveIsaMama said...

This reminds me off my Special Ed class, we partook in a dance recital that had me rolling and crying tears of joy for their enthusiasm!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Yep, we have one that prances down the hall to her own music in her head, and I love her enthusiasm. She doesn't notice or care what is going on around her, and is always happy. Shouldn't we all be that way?

Debbie said...

Bless her heart! I was close to that bad when I was young. We are a very uncoordinated family - but not that bad. Good for her for having such self-esteem.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I love that your sense of humor comes out creeping out, even when you are talking to the lovely, little "Phoebe." Totally made me laugh.

We should all take a lesson from Curly Q...oh wait, I guess I already do, since I am most assuredly one of the most uncoordinated people on the planet. Seriously. Curly Q and I should form a support group for our kind.

-Francesca

peewee said...

hey! stop watching me at the gym!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

What is going on? No, NMM? Are you OK? (Just kidding!)

I hope you enjoyed a great Valentine's weekend with your family. Wanted to let you know that I finally followed up on the "random things" tag that you sent our way. We may be slow, but we always come through. :)

http://3baybchicks.blogspot.com/2009/02/really-25.html

Thanks for thinking of us!

-Francesca