Last week, the Difference Makers and I celebrated the end of the year by picking up a little garbage at a nearby park and then playing on the playground equipment for a while. (It doesn't matter how old kids get; they always love to swing and play on teeter-totters.) At one point, we were standing by the monkey bars, and I asked the kids if they could do a "penny drop." They had no idea what I was talking about. Now the last time I forgot how old I was and showed off with an old gymnastics stunt (a handspring), I nearly broke my wrist (seriously), so I was reluctant to climb up on that bar and demonstrate, but you know how "peer" pressure goes.
Plus, somebody had to show them how to do it!
I'm happy to report that the kids were very impressed, and three of them were brave enough to try it (but to terrified to really be successful). I think that's pretty cool :)
I'm also happy to report that I didn't break anything (though the backs of my knees were a little sore the next day). Better my knees than my ego, right?