Friday, October 9, 2009

The Show

Today, something awesome happened. It was the. most. amazing. thing. ever.
Katie and I were tossing the football back and forth in the driveway while Anna did doughnuts on her Big Wheel. It was going along as usual, when all of a sudden, Katie reached out her arms. They stretched out in front of her, towards the trajectory of the flying football. Then, THEN, they closed, almost of their own accord, around the projectile, drawing it nearer to her body. I was bamboozled. There is nothing more I can teach her. She has surpassed me in terms of physical coordination. I was watching her so closely as I made her replicate the act over and over. Get this. She didn't close her eyes and wince. Not even once. I knew I was watching something that I will never ever achieve. Now, I can sometimes catch things, but it is always, always a supreme act of will and a bobbling sweaty adventure. But not her. I was throwing the football and her arms were closing around it. I didn't know it could be like this.