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Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

While scanning the new books in the rotunda a couple of weeks ago, I came across The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It.  Flipping through, I saw detailed diagrams of things I had done with my kids, things my parents did with me, and things I've seen other parents do with their kids.  It seemed ridiculous and hilarious how it used four figures to show how to get your child up onto your shoulder.  Why a book like this when we all know this stuff?  Because we often forget to do it, or we did it with our first child and kind of petered out as others were born and we got older and everything got busier.  As I was laughing at the book, I had this realization, which induced a little panic.  My two youngest children are now 7 and 9.  Was there still time?

Last week, we found ourselves on several occasions, piling the couch cushions and pillows in the middle of the living room floor, scanning through the book, and trying things out.  Long live the human cannonball!

Book

The Art of Roughhousing

9781594744877

 


Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

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While scanning the new books in the rotunda a couple of weeks ago, I came across The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It.  Flipping through, I saw detailed diagrams of things I had done with my kids, things my parents did with me, and things I've seen other parents do with their kids.  It seemed ridiculous and hilarious how it used four figures to show how to get your child up onto your shoulder.  Why a book like this when we all know this stuff?  Because we often forget to do it, or we did it with our first child and kind of petered out as others were born and we got older and everything got busier.  As I was laughing at the book, I had this realization, which induced a little panic.  My two youngest children are now 7 and 9.  Was there still time?

Last week, we found ourselves on several occasions, piling the couch cushions and pillows in the middle of the living room floor, scanning through the book, and trying things out.  Long live the human cannonball!

Book

The Art of Roughhousing

9781594744877

 

Posted by Steve Siebers at 11/28/2012 09:02:45 AM | 


There's always time! Play on, Steve.
Posted by: Anthony DeBenedet ( Email ) at 11/29/2012 8:07 AM


It seemed ridiculous and hilarious how it used four figures to show how to get your child up onto your shoulder.
Posted by: Sell Omega Speedmaster ( Email ) at 2/12/2013 12:54 AM


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