August 01, 2005

Upside Down and Backwards

I came into the room the other day to find The Boy reading.


My mother-in-law says my husband used to do this too.


That is how I pulled a muscle in my tongue. At Grandma and Grandpa's hanging upside-down reading Trixie Belden and eating cherries. I was probably 7. That really hurt!

Posted by: Lenise at August 1, 2005 09:51 AM

Who DIDN'T used to do that? :)

Posted by: Frazier at August 1, 2005 10:41 AM

So this is what my daughter will be doing in a few years?

Posted by: Sarah G. at August 1, 2005 12:25 PM

When I was in elementary school, the library where my mother worked had several really comfortable upholstered diamond chairs
scattered here and there. Since I was a bookworm and a pretty well-behaved kid, there were days that she just brought me to work with her and instructed me to just read quietly, and my favorite thing to do was to drape myself across one of those chairs sort of diagonally upside down. Those were great times.

Posted by: Nina at August 1, 2005 12:36 PM

I don't remember specifically reading while being upside down but I remember hanging like that for hours. Also standing on my head against the wall. Thinking I was WAY cool.

Kids are so cool aren't they?

Maybe grownups should hang upside down more often.

Posted by: mary at August 1, 2005 04:04 PM

Totally adorable Boy. And READING! Now, that fills my heart with joy.

Posted by: Another Jordana at August 3, 2005 02:31 PM

Love the picture. Now that is total relaxation and probably a good way to stretch all those muscles compressed by gravity. Beneficial ergonomics.

Posted by: Roberta S at August 5, 2005 02:57 AM