For Moira's birthday she chose to buy some special supplies to make her own hoop. There was a lot left over, so the rest of us girls got to make a hoop as well. We spent an evening helping each other tape up our hoops. It was a lot of fun. It wasn't as easy as we thought it would be, trying to get the tape to go around the hoop evenly. Since our hoops have been done, we have taken to practicing. Some of us, ahem...me, need lots of practice :-)
One thing we did not expect was for the boys to want to join in. Little boys, big hoops, not possible, right? Wrong! Jonah took to hooping like a fish does to water. Unreal. Jedidiah on the other hand....well, he had some practice ahead of him if he was going to get that hoop to stay up.
Although there may be people who think that boys shouldn't be hula hooping, I will say that it has given my boys a physical outlet while stuck indoors, *and* I have been very impressed that it has given Jedidiah something to work on. He's not our most coordinated child to say the least. Hooping is giving him something to work on those skills in a fun way. Though admittedly he can get exasperated quickly. But when he finally gets a move down he is so excited and wants *everyone* to see him in action!
Of course there are squabbles. I mean, 7 people hooping inside of a house. Two people can be in the family room, at least 2 boys, and only 1 can be in the living room at any one time. Little boys are not as patient, so there have been hoops in the face and such. Thankfully we are looking at some nice weather rolling in around here for the next few days. Then they can hoop outside.
I leave you with some pictures of Jed hooping, and hopefully if I can muster it an embedded video. This particular video gets us really inspired to work hard. You can find many more on youtube!
Our inspirational video we turn to: