I've been slacker mom this school year. In fact, before the first day, I wrote an email to Tynan's teachers basically saying, "He's in your hands this year. Don't screw him up too much."
Now, his school is doing a jump rope marathon to raise funds for Haiti relief efforts. Usually this February event is to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
Anyway, the whole jump rope thing has been quite traumatic for Tynan, who has never learned to jump rope. I know he's not alone in this, as at least two of his close relatives can't either. For the record, I am not one of them, and this challenge seems to come from the last half of his last name.....
Anyway, after being humiliated in school, a gnarly email exchange between me and his gym teacher, and quite a few hours in the cold garage with a sometimes less than sympathetic older brother (one of which CAN jump rope), he's gotten up his nerve to do the dang marathon (I was just going to take him out of school, since the gym teacher said he couldn't hoola-hoop for Haiti--which I, personally, think has a better ring to it).
So, if anyone would like to sponsor him, let me know. It would be greatly appreciated. He has shed more tears over this damn jump roping requirement than anything else involved with school, and believe me, he has tears a-plenty where school is concerned.