Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wanna Skip?

When I was a kid – my whole life, actually – when I'd find myself walking next to my Dad, he'd say to me – or to any one of his 6 daughters he was walking next to – the same thing, every time:

“Wanna skip?”

There is only one answer to that question. When Dad asks, “Wanna skip?” the answer is, unequivocally, “Yes.” .

Dad is a great skipper. And skipping is fun. And fast. You can move when you’re skipping.
This all came back to me the other day when we celebrated my sister-in-law Kelly's birthday with her. We went to her house, and, at her request, drank strawberry daiquiris.

Several strawberry daiquiris.
Quite a few strawberry daiquiris.

And after those quite a few daiquiris, Kelly asked, out of the blue, “Wanna gallop?”

I thought that was great. I mean (except for my sister Jane, who has carried on Dad's skipping mojo) who asks something like that?
Well, Kelly does. And so gallop we did. We galloped around Kelly's house. So fast the camera couldn't even capture us in focus.
We galloped and galloped.
At least until I came to my senses and insisted we skip around Kelly's house.
Because skipping is fun. And fast. You can move. And frankly? It's so much cooler than galloping.
And so we skipped. We skipped and skipped around Kelly's house.
I love skipping. I just regret I've let so much time go by since my last skip. Thank you, Kelly, for reminding me how much I love non-walking bi-pedal transportation.
Hey Dad. “Wanna skip?”


Debbie said...

This may just be the funnest post I've ever read! I love it.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Thank you for asking. Yes, yes I do wanna skip.

Love this! The redness of those drinkies makes my stomach ache, but the galloping and skipping is simply grand.

Bill's family does a thing they call "the big skip", an extreme form of skipping where you cover major ground, preferably downhill.

Happy Belated Birthday to Kellie!


Captain Dumbass said...

You actually came up in a conversation I had the other day with a father of one of my son's friends. He was telling me how he'd love to restore a Westie. "Oh! I know somebody with one..."

MB said...

Oh, I wanna skip, too!

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for drunken blogging!!

Kat said...

Skipping is good for the soul. My dad used to race me to the next tree.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

A birthday with skipping, does it get any better?