Thursday, August 12, 2010

55 is Child's Play


An exhausting blur of activity
with an energy level
seemingly beyond his comprehension
left him digging in his memory banks
for anything
that might have closely resembled
this nearly supernatural experience.
It was not the finely disciplined
and practiced play
of a professional sports team.
No.
It was a two year old who discovered running.
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45 comments:

moondustwriter said...

awww - little kids always steal the show

nice 55 MM

Moon Smiles

The Bipolar Diva said...

That makes me tired just thinking about it!

Brian Miller said...

and they dont stop until they become teens and then you cant get them to move...had the boys all day to myself...we ran until i could run no more...nice 55 monkey!

Stan Ski said...

I know the feeling. I have a 2 year old daughter.

Buzzard said...

Really, if you could only harness that energy, wonder, and amazement, and open when needed later in life...

G-Man said...

And they can run circles around us!
Excellent 55 MM
I love real life story's
Thanks for this family peek.
See ya Sunday, and have a Kick Ass Week-End....

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, I remember my little one running for the first few times. It does take a lot of energy.

xo

Mona said...

That sounds exhausting for the mother! I remember it all too well !

lime said...

hahahahaha!!! that is soooo true! i always wished i could bottle that energy and use some of it for me.

Me said...

My theory? Children have so much energy because the suck it out of their parents... :)

Nice 55, MM!!
-C

Prayer Girl said...

When little ones begin to walk and/or run, it is such a precious moment in their lives to remember.

PG

Claudia said...

oh i love 2 year olds who discover running - and talking - and everything...i like your 55!
mine is up as well

Unknown Mami said...

I have a 2 year old and she is a blur of activity.

Dianne said...

I'll take a 2-year-old monkey boy over a 3 year-old any day.

Tired, and out of ideas?
A cardboard refrigerator box is free...

I'm gone for a while, have a super 160!

swputh said...

run crazy..
like that

MorningAJ said...

Sounds like you'd had that experience!
Nice one!

Matty said...

Oh don't I know. I'll be babysitting my 2 year old grandson all weekend. Pray for me.

mrsnesbitt said...

A wonderful 55! Spot on! The energy captured inside the precise words you chose.

Denise

tracyhsays.com said...

I enjoyed reading this...much better than trying to keep up with my daughter at two :) Well done 55!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Life without children is dead boring.

Fun 55 and mine is up too.

RNSANE said...

Too hysterical and I well remember what my sons were like at two!

Mine is at:
http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/08/sony-holland-all-that-jazz-flash-55.html#links

John's comments said...

And don't they run! To hear or read my non-PC illustrated Friday 55 click here. Warning you may have to read the footnote after to make sense of it!

Austin said...

This was great, just like my 3 year old who's been running since 10 months and truly rarely walks anywhere! I love it, thanks.

Mine is here

jinksy said...

I remember those days well! Super something, but perhaps not supernatural!

willow said...

Is this you, Mr. Monkey?

clean and crazy said...

this is true of a three year old and a four year old!! great 55

ladynimue said...

could imagine the tiny feet in motion :) good one !

5thsister said...

I remember that being the most exhausting stage of mommyhood!

Nessa said...

I love the picture - that is one happy face. Two year olds will wear you out.

VE said...

Uh oh...once they're mobile...look out!

naramalone.com said...

Geeze, don't you wish you could bottle that energy and refuel when you need it?

Cheryl said...

I can feel the kinetic energy flowing through. Love little kids and their firsts!

Jingle said...

cute 55
love the vivid capture of essential sentiments ...

Mama Zen said...

And, they don't even need Gatorade!

KB said...

It's so hard to keep up with them. Love the pic too.

razzamadazzle said...

Oh, the energy of youth is enviable. Great 55!

Teresa

Thom said...

They are everywhere. Hard to keep up with them. Excellent 55 my friend. Have a great Saturday :)

kavisionz said...

The energy level of a 2 year old is WAAAAAAY more than that of an entire professional team put together... heheh

A Sweet 55, MM!!!

hope said...

Heaven help a parent when the running begins...because I don't think it slows down for a very long time.

Nicely done!

PattiKen said...

Good one, MM. They could put the Energizer Bunny to shame.

steveroni said...
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steveroni said...

Try again:
MONKEY MAN

One two-year-old tossing a vine to another two-year-old, as we discover the meaning of life for all the old folks! Good "55"...thanks!

I have my second 160 HERE

rudy said...

How did I miss this? I'm exhausted just reading, nothing quite like a 2-yr-old who has discovered running.

Marla said...

So exhaustingly true.

Marla said...

So exhaustingly true.