Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Playground Dangers


While at the Fountain City Park a few weeks back, I found myself if a predicament. A very embarrassing predicament. I was stuck in the tire swing and I could not get out. So what did I do? I took my camera out of my pocket. And took a before and after.

Sophia wasn't much help in getting me out of the swing, but she did a great job capturing the after, don't you think?

This wouldn't have been quite so embarrassing if the swing wasn't in the view of the whole evening commute from Broadway. It took me 15 minutes to dislodge myself and was appropriately finished with me falling on my butt.

The funniest part is that at the end, I was hanging from the swing upside down. I was sure I would die. My arms were giving up, holding all my weight onto the swing. I din't want to fall in the rocks. The wet rocks. But, I couldn't figure out a way to move myself to a more graceful dismount. Sophia said, "Just let go mom. You will be o.k." I trusted her. She was right. I was o.k. My body was only 4 inches from the ground.

What a workout.

Note to self: Tire swings are only for kids.
Only try the tree swing again if dad is around to help, or you have lost about 50 pounds.


6 comments:

Jenny said...

I had a experinced something like this years ago. But was not as brave as you are, I did not take any photos.

Lori said...

Oh man, you look like you're knocked out cold! Stay away from those bully swings.

ShEiLa said...

Do you know why I love you so much?

This swing event would be the exact thing that would happen to me and I would show the world.

I love reading your blog!!!!!

ToOdLeS.

One Happy Family said...

LOL! I LOVE IT!!! I love so much about you. I love your humor, I love your being okay to let us all know this happened to you and again, your humor that you can laugh at yourself like this. I wish I was more like you. I hide so much. I am just "so nice to everyone" but really people bug me. I am learning a lot about myself as I come to know myself more and realize it's okay to be ME. A lot of times your therapy insights have been helpful to me, so thanks!

Rita said...

LOL! You crack me up!

One Happy Family said...

LOL! I LOVE IT!!! I love so much about you. I love your humor, I love your being okay to let us all know this happened to you and again, your humor that you can laugh at yourself like this. I wish I was more like you. I hide so much. I am just "so nice to everyone" but really people bug me. I am learning a lot about myself as I come to know myself more and realize it's okay to be ME. A lot of times your therapy insights have been helpful to me, so thanks!