As you all know, there is no such thing as a coincidence, and all things are serendipitously connected.
This goes for Pogo-Sticking, too.
Here’s the story. A couple of weeks ago, my very wonderful friend, Erin at School Teacher by Day, Superhero by Night, asked her readers what hidden talents they have. I didn’t have to think long… and I answered that I Pogo-Stick pretty well. I remember getting a Pogo-Stick for Christmas when I was very young, and I practiced until I could balance and jump many consecutive times (this may have something to do with growing up in-between 2 brothers and developing a competitive side). Anyway, I did learn and I loved it. Of course there were times when I forgot all about Pogo-Sticking, but every once-in-awhile my hidden talent would reveal itself…. like when I had my own children and Santa brought them a Pogo-Stick. OK, I guess there aren’t too many times in life when a Pogo-Sticking talent comes in handy.
But this brings me back to Erin and her question and my answer and nothing in life being a coincidence. On Christmas Eve, just last week, my husband gave me a Pogo-Stick for Christmas. I had no idea what the rather large rectangular box held… and you can imagine my surprise when I opened it. And the surprise on the faces of my grandchildren, who wanted me to immediately head outside and Pogo-Stick in my driveway. Well, Christmas Eve in Rhode Island was rainy and icy and messy and dark… but I promised them that I would actually Pogo-Stick for them.
So… Taylor, Maddie, Andrew, Jake, William, Alex, Benjamin, Henry, Dylan AND Erin (and anyone else who wants a laugh!), this is for you: