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.