Rough housing is Finn’s favorite sport.    All it takes is a mention of “rough house” and Finn beelines for the master bedroom and hoists himself, padded dupey and all onto the bed.    He feverently motions for his Dad to lie down so he can demonstrate his keen sense of balance while teetering on his father’s stomach.    He dismounts either in the plank position, “Timber”, or by coiling into a tight tuck somersault. 

Perhaps we have the next Bart Conner on our hands.  Incidentally, Bart Conner is married to one of my childhood idols, Nadia Comaneci.  In the 1976 Olympics,  Nadia scored the first ever perfect 10 on the uneven bars.  I was 2.   Over the next few years,  I began executing somersaults across the bed or backwards over the arm of the couch.    My Dad, known to most as Butchie but bearing a resemblance to Bela Karolyi especially when he briefly sported a bushy mustache in the early 70s , would shout, “High Finish”  and I would fling my arms up overhead wrists cocked back at the completion of the maneuver… just like Nadia.   


2 Responses to “Timber”

  1. Caitlin Mulligan Says:

    Finn is too funny, I miss seeing him every Tuesday and Thursday! Hope everything is going well!

  2. Jules Says:

    Bart Connor is married to Nadia? I had no idea! LOVE the video. I watched it three times just to hear Finn giggle. So cute. 🙂

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