Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Too Old

Marni keeps telling me to start putting things on this post. She says to put stuff on here about my Navy experiences, what life was like in the 60’s and 70’s (probably before most of the people she blogs with were born – I know they now teach part of my experiences in history class) and things the grand-kids do and say.

First of all I can’t think of anything that would interest any of you. If you have questions, ask. But most of all I cannot imagine anyone even reading this. Other than Marni (my daughter), Beth and Page (my nieces), I don't know anyone who even knows how to turn a computer on, much less blog.

I’ll start out by telling you about an experience I had with the Jay-man and Bug.  Judy, the kids and I went to Burger King this past Sunday for a gourmet breakfast.  The kids went into the play room to climb through the huge tunnels and slides that are there.  After we ate the kids went back into the maze to play some more. They made it sound to fun – J-Man was in one orb that was on springs and moved as he played, and Bug was in the other orb.  It looked like so much fun, I decided to join them.

Well, going through the opening that has the different levels to crawl up through to get to the top was out.  I can’t even turn sideways anymore without stiffness.  And to have to do all the serpentine twisting and climbing to get to the top was out.   So I went in through the slide.  OMG! It had to take five minuets to get to the top.  It’s hard to the my 62 year old, 6’4’, 230 pound body through the exit – much less climb up on my knees.

I finally made it to the top. Thank God there was a place to stretch out. I was breathing hard, my knees and upper shins were scrapped and peeling and all I could do was lean back against the top of the slide and stick my legs though the approach tunnel.  Should I call 911 now?

Jordan was laughing and calling Jarrett to come look at Paw Paw.  I had intended to crawl though the tunnels and visit each of the orbs, but… There isn’t anything in this world that could have gotten me though those tunnels.  So, after several attempts, I was able to get turned around and go back down the slide – which isn’t easy either. The turns are leveled so that the kids and adult idiots won’t pickup to much speed when they exit at the bottom.

I finally got out into the open world, and I walked, stooped over, to Me Maw, who was just looking at me like I’m nuts and just shakes her head.  I’m luck she didn’t leave in the car and make me walk home.  If it hadn’t been for the kids laughing and jumping around me, she probably would.

4 comments:

Coffeypot said...

Sorry, that is "would" not "wood". I am a survivor and product of the Atlanta city school system, so I can be forgien - Please.

Marni said...

That is what I'm talking about! Great job, CoffeyPot! Welcome to the blogosphere!

Beth said...

Love that story! Quite visual. I'm just bummed that Jordan wasn't sporting a camera ...

SkippyMom said...

Coffey - did you miss the little wooden man with his hand held up that says "You have to be this tall or shorter to play?"

You poor soul - It sounds like the kidlets enjoyed your attempt, but I don't think BK had you in mind when they built that contraption!

Love the blog - I agree with Marni - I want more Navy stories - those so far are great!