My brain had a bit of a blip today. I felt pretty damn odd for an hour or so, and more than just a bit sorry for myself. So my fifteen year old son took it upon himself to cheer me up by demonstrating his latest skill. Sadly, it wasn’t the ability to clean his teeth without being frogmarched to the bathroom, or putting dirty washing in the linen basket. Nonetheless, it left me speechless, and in awe!
He is already six foot two, and still growing rapidly. I swear if you watch him for long enough you can see it happen. And still at that gangly teenage stage where he doesn’t yet seem in total control of his limbs. Which made it all the more stunning when he sat on the floor in front of me, and proceeded to wrap his legs behind his head!! No hands involved, he simply leaned back slightly, lifted both legs in the air, toes pointed towards the ceiling, and then wrapped them round the back of his neck!! Amazing!!!!! I sat there, stunned, and then the two of us dissolved into hysterical giggles!!!
I have no idea what use this talent will be to him in later life, but at that moment in time it made me feel a damn sight better!!
P.s. My inability to control my thought/speech reflex struck again at yoga this week. On being complemented by the instructor on my shoulder stand, I blithely announced to my fellow earnest yogaists, and to the world in general, that I have always been at my best on my back with my legs in the air!!