You may know that I am trying to get back in shape. I’m not a big resolution maker, but I think I may make a resolution this year. Not necessarily to lose weight, but to become more active—to get some exercise every day. Because I want to be healthy and I want to set a good example for my kids.
The Wii Fit is part of that. I’m hoping to use that to get into good enough shape to be able to do more strenuous exercise, including training for and possibly running a half marathon later this spring.
Another part of my more active/good example resolution is that I got my kids a tetherball set for Christmas. When I was a kid, my family had a tetherball set and I remember playing that thing to death. My sister and I would run and jump and laugh hysterically around that tetherball pole. I want the same for my kids.
First, though, we had to set the thing up. And by “we,” I mean “Alex, with a little help from Sam.” Here were the steps he followed:
Step 1: Pound the pole into the ground and assemble the pieces.
Step 4: Attach ball to pole and drop it on the ground. Ask sarcastically, “Is this really what it’s supposed to look like?”
Step 10: Watch your children happily play a sport outside. Watch your youngest child get wonked by the ball and fall over.