The Indiana State Fair: Motocross & Parkour
Here at the Trusty household we believe in a well rounded education for our children.
That's how we ended up at a motocross event.
Ok, that's not entirely true.
The weather was beautiful and we didn't want to be stuck in the house.
Dennis said, "Hey, Mama. Motocross is at the fair. Do you want to take the kids?"
And I said, "Absolutely!"
My brother Edward raced motocross for years and it gave me a chance to relive moments from our youth. You see, I would watch him practice for hours. And, without our mother's knowledge, he would take me for hair raising rides.
Kate loved it more than I expected.
And Jack. Well, I could see the wheels turning.
Kate was all about the jumps.
And Jack. Well, he was all about the stunts.
I immediately thought of Edward and the gray hairs he gave my parents over the years.
I looked at Jack and wondered why in world I thought this was a good idea.
And then I looked at Kate and thought, she was also enjoying it a little too much for my comfort.
Dear God, Please let my children have full and satisfying lives that do not involve motocross.
And please, for the love of all that is holy, can you get Bear to stop eating lemons? It's gross.
Just as we were leaving the motocross pit, we ran into a Parkour demonstration.
I asked Dennis if he knew what Parkour was and not to my surprise, he knew way too much for a computer science guy. It was weirdly attractive.
He explained that Parkour is basically a way of moving from point A to point B using only your body and obstacles to increase your efficacy. It evolved from training techniques used by the French Special Forces. Now it is a sport!
The Trusty-Tots thought it was fabulous and watched the entire show.
And have been jumping off the couches ever since.