September 10, 2013 at 11:48 pm , by Nick Shell
2 years, 9 months.
I remember what it was like being about your age; thinking that spinning myself dizzy in the living room was like the coolest thing ever.
If I remember correctly, my parents would have to warn me to stop; mainly because they never knew what I was about to knock myself into and, therefore, knock over.
Well, that’s what’s new in your life right now. This is your “I want to see how dizzy I can get and still stand up” phase.
Sunday afternoon I watched you get the biggest thrill out of repeatedly spinning yourself dizzy as Thomas and Friends played in the background.
Again, I can relate to what you’re experiencing. That was me about 30 years ago. Now it’s you.
However, I think I killed enough brain cells doing it, that now, I can’t stand being dizzy.
It’s one of the most annoying things in the world, to me.
I get dizzy so easily that I nearly got dizzy following you around to take these pictures of you spinning. (Even just looking at these pictures is making me sort of dizzy!)
It was hard to get a good shot of you because you were spinning so fast!
But you’re a kid. You still think spinning around until you fall on the floor is a fun thing to do.
You might as well live it up, until you get your fill like I have.
Back in the 1980′s when I was a kid, there were such things as merry-go-rounds, which were a playground device that allowed several kids to spin on a moving wheel platform on the ground, while a few other kids pushed them as hard as they could.
Of course, I would always try to jump off while the merry-go-round was going its fastest. And I never got hurt.
I guess, though, some kids did, and their parents sued and won some good money. Because I haven’t seen a merry-go-round in about 20 years.
To everything there is a season. This is your season to be dizzy.