Friday, June 7, 2013
There is a new obsession here: yo-yos. The kiddos had seen the NED show--"Never give up. Encourage others. Do your best."--months ago, and, though they got yo-yos then, didn't show much interest. Bud, who is very persistent with new-found pursuits (like string games, magic tricks), picked it up again a few days ago and hasn't put it down since. And amidst our stack of books, he found one with tricks. So he's doing all manner of yo-yo maneuvers. And making up his own. My favorite of these is the Race Car, where he throws the yo-yo away from him and it travels across the floor. He's even tried to teach me; I've managed some of the basic up and down, but he is very encouraging. He and Sis even yo-yo battle, since Mama told them yo-yos were originally weapons (which is debated on Snopes.) At the very least, they can easily make yo-yos into weapons themselves! It's a good thing it's summer soon, because I've noticed on these rainy days that yo-yos are just not a good inside toy.