Saturday, August 2, 2008

He's Not Just Cute--He Does Tricks Too!

So this is Porter's latest trick that he loves to do! (I swear he is taking years off my life). He can scale just about any door jam now. The worst part of this is that when he first started doing it he would just drop down to the ground from there and now I have trained him to "scale" back down. I have managed to convince him that he will break both his legs if he were to drop from that high up. Porter is so funny because he loves to show what he can do. I was showing him how to do cartwheels the other day...at first they were glorified forward rolls, then they became something very close to a cartwheel without the straight legs, and finally with all his energy he was doing something that resembled a front handspring. He does tricks on the rings of the playset at my parent's house and I can't stand to watch. I asked my parents if they remembered me doing the same type of tricks when I was his age and they said they did and that it took years off their lives watching me do them just as I swear it's taking years off mine. Luckily, I was a girl and eventually learned I have limits...I'm not sure that boys learn this lesson quite as early.

9 comments:

Trapp Family said...

really...how does he do that?? I love how it looks like a magic trick with the mirrors in the backgroun!! I can't believe how big he is!!

Em Dog said...

You are a brave, woman. . .a brave, brave woman.

katzbox said...

That is a really really great photo!!!

Aimee said...

Josh and I used to do that too! Good times.

McKenzie said...

Ok, I TOTALLY did that when I was that age. I nearly gave my mom a heart attack... and I turned out just fine!

Tawny said...

Such a cute boy.... Austin is always doing daring tricks. It scares me to death. Brandon keeps telling me it's all normal for boys. YOu are such a fun mom!

Rebecca said...

My sister Janet used to climb up inside doorways too, but I could never learn how to do it.

Betheny & Jacob said...

I totally remeber doing that as a kid!! Hmmm...I wonder if I could still do it....He's awesome.

Kimby... said...

That is a cool pic!