It had to do with those fun girls, Chrissie and Jen, and their latest challenge over at Less Is More ~ Challenge #102.
They want a one-layer card (OLC) having to do with "Sports or Exercise." First I had to look up the definition of both of those words. Then I had a bit of a lie down.
Turns out because of the twins I have a few stamps of balls: footballs and soccer balls and baseballs, but they are all different sizes, and even though I stared at them a long time, absolutely no card ideas popped into the Cranial Design Room. Oh, I also have a couple of fishing images and a couple of golfing images, but those were done. I decided to sit this one out. Hahahahaha - get it?!
Then I remembered I had a stamp with an image of "jacks." Anyone remember playing jacks? Basically, you gather in a circle and the person whose turn it is, throws the jacks onto the sidewalk. The she bounces the ball and while the ball is in the air, she picks up the jacks, one at a time, then two at a time, etc., bouncing the ball each time until she is able to snatch up all the jacks in one hand and catch the ball before it bounces!
That's the best I can do to explain it to you. Maybe there is a video on UTube or Me2Tube or one of those Tubes.
Is jacks a sport or exercise? Let's go over it. Well, you squat. That's really good for the umguats or watermelons or whatever you callem, thigh muscles. Bouncing the ball is great for the bounce muscles located in your hands and wrists. It developes your eye-hand cord nation; very few people even know we all have eye-hand cords that need developing.
Jacks also exercises your brain because you have to know how to count in order to play and you have to know how to Keep Track. It really exercises your espionage and squinty-eye muscles as you watch, eagle-eyed, for your opponent to miscount or try to cheat as jacks were grabbed off the sidewalk while the ball was in the air.
Oh, and it developes your precision muscles because you could only touch the jacks you were picking up.
And, finally, the game usually ends up with someone pushing someone else, which developes your upper hydrant. Inevitably for the more sensitive kids, pushing turns to shoving, which turns to wrestling, and everybody knows wrestling is a sport!
So there you go.
Does my card ring some bells? (Ringing bells is a whole nother sport.)
And that's it. The challenge doors are closing soon at LIM, so off I go.
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