Sunny but cold. Cold we are used to, sunny feels like a pleasant change.

Spot the photobombing bug.

How can hand stands be so difficult. I have been trying to do one in decades. As apparently I’m hundreds of years old well then that’s a lot of decades of failure. Today joined the long line of those. But what chance do I have. I can’t even balance on one leg (somedays two legs is even beyond me). I tried the old wall trick again. Slowly raise myself against a wall. Let the wall provide balance. All goes swimmingly. Well for about second. Then the gravitational pull on my excessively large bum takes over and I hit the ground. Somedays my backside feels like a villain in the Marvel movies. It is inevitable….

But I keep trying.

One day just maybe.

There is always hope.

I remember back in 2016 and thinking I’m never going to be able to do this single parenting gig. I’m going to collapse. And yes I have repeatedly fallen over. Can’t blame my inevitable rear ended for most of those….. But I’m kinda still here. Still trying. Still doing that parenting gig. You never know I might actually get it right one day. There is always hope.

Now let’s have one more go at a handstand.

49 thoughts on “Trying

      1. Indeed, trying is what we can do. And I think you’re succeeding very well at parenting. Hand stands is something you’ll get good at after practice.

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  1. Forsythia? They don’t know how to pronounce it here. It’s lovely. Handstands, cartwheels…never could do them. Some of us just don’t have the right centre of gravity, you know. But single Dad…I think you’ve got that down pat.

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  2. There never has been a right way to parent. When you get to my age, you can take all that you’ve learnt, apply to the grandkids and still discover you’ve lots to learn. Parenting is a lifetime journey of learning and discovery for both parent and child. Enjoy it.

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  3. I don’t think I’ve ever attempted a hand stand in my life. But I’m pretty certain I don’t have enough strength in my arms to support my whole body like that. I just watched this video. She makes it look so easy. I guarantee I would not find it easy.

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  4. I have been looking into handstands … I was going to try the ‘off the wall’ one. Then I decided maybe a headstand might be easier.

    Who are we kidding? You and I are the people who trip over our own feet! Your first attempt at the balancing on one leg game scored a 0 and I got 2! I can’t walk through a doorway without banging my arm, elbow, hip …

    As for parenting, I don’t think I get that right most days. But we do our best xx

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  5. I tried to do a cartwheel a few years ago. I’m sure you can picture how that went🙄🤣🤣
    I agree with Barry… there’s always stuff to learn in the parenting gig, and no “right” way. I’ve been doing it for over 32 years now (ai yi yi🤦🏼‍♀️) and I’m still learning.
    You parent with love & respect, you admit you don’t have all the answers, and you’ve got a great sense of humor! Hawklad is a fortunate young man, and he’ll do fine! He’s got an awesome “Superdad”!!

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      1. No. Because of COVID I just saw my three littlest ones (after 14 months) – they live a 3 hour drive, one way. others live in the Netherlands, and COVID-so it’s going on 2 years. The +1 we have gotten to see about once every six weeks (she lives just 2miles away) -COVID-we would visit outside with masks on. Soon her parents will be fully vaccinated so we will all have dinner together to celebrate later this month.

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