This morning, after we were all awake, Mom challenged all of us to a jumping jack contest. The person who could do the most jumping jacks without stopping, would get extra chocolate chips in their pancakes!!!
Everyone wanted to win. You see, my brothers are boys. And my Mom is a Mom. So she never puts enough chocolate chips on my brothers’ pancakes! (You should see the ones that they make for themselves!!)
We all got ready (shoes on, go potty, get a drink, etc.) and Hewitt turned on the music.
He turned on “I’m A Believer” by the Monkees. As some of you know, this is one of Hewitt’s new favorite songs. He never even knew there was a song like that out there before we got our karaoke machine. LOL
It is also one of our longest songs.
We were in the middle of it and I felt like I was going to die.
Any minute now.
I was done.
Actually, I felt like I had 2 more jumping jacks left in me. But just then, I happened to look out our back door and there was Veanna, one of our goats, standing on the back porch and staring at me!
huffed yelled, “Veanna is on the back porch!”
As I said it, Zuzu, (another goat) wandered over and started looking at us too.
I ran for the door and grabbed Veanna. Fortunately, when I started running for the barn, she came with me. Colter had grabbed Zuzu, and we arrived at the barn at about the same time.
While I put away Zuzu and Veanna, he went after Misha and Dayton, who were also out. Everyone else was smart enough to stay in. While I was helping Misha get in, my legs almost gave out from under me, they were so tired. I was glad that I had Misha to support me.
Do you want to know how they get out?
I’ll tell you – they can open the door handle with their lips and tongue. We keep trying to get it on video, but they won’t ever do it when we’re watching them… sneaky goats.
When Colter and I headed back inside, we found Mom trying to figure out which is the shortest Beach Boys song on the CD. The only problem was, it did not tell you on the CD case or booklet. So I went on my computer to check, since Media Player does tell you.
In case you’re wondering, the shortest song is Little Deuce Coupe.
Mom was looking for the shortest song because she said that anybody who did jumping jacks for the entire song could have chocolate chips in their pancakes (and I think she really wanted chocolate chips).
We started doing Jumping Jacks again. I only lasted through Little Deuce Coupe, since my legs were already fatigued from the first round.
Mom lasted a little longer than me, and then she quit.
One by one the boys dropped out, leaving Dad, Colter, and Emery. Emery lasted for 4 more songs, giving him a total of 6 songs.
Then it was a war between Daddy and Colter.
Colter was happy that he had gotten this far. But he wanted to win! He said, “I’m gonna beat Dad or die trying!
I think that Dad was happy that he was beating Colter. And he was doing it almost effortlessly! It was amazing! And Dad kept getting faster, and keeping pace with the music. (While Cole was getting slower and slower).
And then “In My Room”, a slow flowing song came on.
Dad said, “Skip it.”
Cole said, “I like this kind of song!” while he was jumping so slowly it looked like he was not jumping at all!
They were just finishing the 8th song, and Colter was just barely making it. Daddy said, “Colter, I’ve got another 6 songs in me.”
When Colter heard that, he finished the song, collapsed on the ground, and said, “I’m Dead!!!”
Dad put in another bunch of jumping jacks just to prove he was king and then he stopped too.
Mom then made chocolate chip pancakes for everyone. They were really good (even though I did not get the winner’s bonus chocolate chips).
PJ adds: I was amazed at how long the boys could do jumping jacks (and disappointed with how long I could – I thought I had at least 5 minutes in me, but my quads thought differently). I see a lot of training sessions and similar competitions in our future. But hopefully these won’t be interrupted by a goat escape.