I’ve been trying to think of some future jobs for 3 year-old Summer. Jobs where she doesn’t have to actually move because she’s not the walking or moving type. In fact, every morning when we walk Dylan from the car to school (about two blocks), Summer’s shrieks can be heard throughout the school yard.
“I CAN’T WALK. I CAN’T WALK. PICK ME UP. MY LEGS!!!! MY LEGS ARE HURTING. OH MY LEGS!!”
It’s very dramatic.
So I counter, “Honey, if you are having such a problem with your legs, then maybe you shouldn’t take gymnastics anymore. You should let your legs rest.”
“My legs don’t hurt at gymnastics,” she explains. And then she proceeds to throw herself at my feet and continue her tantrum. “OH MY LEGS!!!”
So no… she’s not running in the New York marathon this weekend.
So far potential future jobs for Summer include:
Toll collector: This seems like a good one. Sit and collect money. But I fear EZ Pass will put an end to this ideal sedentary job. Damn you technology.
Queen: This seems perfect since Queens are always sitting around just wearing their crowns and have those ladies in waiting in case they need anything. Unfortunately Summer doesn’t have any royal blood and Craig’s List has an alarming lack of job postings for this type of work.
Seat Filler at the Oscars: Here’s a position where your entire job is to sit in a seat until a celebrity returns from the bathroom during this prestigious award show. But the job is unpaid and only happens once a year. Not exactly a slam dunk in terms of making money.
Ok, that’s the whole list so far. I’ll keep working on it.
Meanwhile, Summer is coming up with other genius ways not to exert energy.
I took the girls for a walk this week so they could ride their bikes and Summer quickly discovered she could hold onto the double stroller and get a ride.
Because only a fool would peddle on her own.