January 5, 2009

Cinderella, Dressed in Yellow...

We, like half of America, got a Wii for Christmas. The girls like it, their daddy likes it better. But the best gift of all seems to be our 16 foot jumprope that Santa brought. One girl gets on one end, another hands to other end, and the lucky third one gets to sail up the ceiling of our back porch.

I'm the lucky mom in that I get to share part of my childhood with my girls. When I was their age, I loved to jumprope! I loved to repeat the rhymes of the day and jump and skip and hop along my merry way. Now my kids get to do it themselves.

But jumping with a long rope didn't come easy. I'll spare you the pictures, but I had to demonstrate how to jump. Now an easy feat for a 30-something mom who hasn't jumped in 15+ years. But it got the job done and the girls entertain and exercise themselves with "Cinderella, dressed in yellow" and "Johnny by the ocean, Johnny by the sea" for lengths of time.

We've also found it to be a great way to practice spelling words, memory verses, science and math facts. You name it, you can jump to it!


Tracie said...

How fun!! I know 2 chants for Cinderella but don't know the other one that you mentioned. Can you jump double dutch? I can or maybe I should say could--it's been a LONG time so I'm not sure I can still do it. I might have to try that sometime.

Jennifer said...

If you two girls wanna give it a try, I'll hold one end of the rope and sing:)!

Mrs. Darling said...

Well a jumping rope is better anyway than that modern old wii. Theres nothing like old fashioned exercise!

What an adorable pic. Whenever I try to take moving pics they are all blurred!