everyone’s a critic

The Dada and The Kidling were watching the Olympic trials last week. When the divers mounted the 33-foot platform to execute their death-defying back quadruple layout straight pike tuck somersault gainer twist dives, with no baulk and perfect rip,* The Dada was understandably awed. The Kidling? Not so much.

The Dada: Isn’t this impressive?!

Alice: I’m not impressed.

The Dada: Really?!

Alice: Well… if they did somersaults under water, then I would be impressed.

No wonder she isn’t impressed by my yoga moves. This kid’s got high standards.


* I don’t have a damn clue what any of this says. Thank the blog gods for this olympic diving glossary.

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11 thoughts on “everyone’s a critic

  1. Sounds like you have a synchronized swimming fan in the works – they do underwater somersaults at the same time as everyone else – which I do find impressive as well!

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