Do you have sons? Let’s talk for a sec. What is with all the wrestling??? It’s a boy thing, right? I grew up in a house with sisters and I don’t remember us doing any wrestling, but boys could wrestle morning, noon, and night. And sometimes they do.
Unless there’s blood.
Then I stop it.
Last week, I decided to make the most of all the physical contact and we did a wrestling family night!
During the day the craft was pretty simple (for the boys.) They made up wrestling names, that sounded very macho and intimidating and drew posters.
And then we decided to draw mustaches on their faces with washable crayola markers. I don’t know why. Don’t ask.
I, on the other hand, grabbed a couple of old piece of fabric I had used as table clothes for a luau party and a hot glue gun and whipped up a couple of wrestling outfits. (It’s seriously amazing what can be done with a hot glue gun. Can I get an Amen?)
So, here is Caden the Snake with his coach, Daddy.
And here is Jacob the Giant with his coach, Elijah.
I got to be the “round girl.” Geric I discussed the possibility of me wearing a bikini and heels as I paraded around the living room holding “round” signs above my head… but we decided against it. I feel like the baggage my boys have to carry into therapy is getting kinda heavy already, so it’s time to be choosy about what else we’re adding to it, you know? So here I am (fully clothed) holding a round sign.
Round 1 *DING* was thumb wrestling.
Caden was victorious! Those pesky fine motor skills, Jacob. Soon enough yours will be strengthened, my son.
Round 2 *DING* was arm wrestling.
After some coaching from Geric, Jacob was able to pin Caden a couple of times. So we called this round a tie.
Next we took a small break for dinner. We went Asian for dinner. (Gotta love the frozen section at Trader Joe’s!)
I know what you’re thinking… Chinese food??? Wrestling??? I don’t get the connection. Stayed tuned for round four.
Just as cute in a headband!
Round 3 *DING* was good-old-fashioned-pin-you-to-the-mat wrestling. And let me tell you, this was the most fun. Seriously. I think the boys thought I had lost my marbles when I actually encouraged them to wrestle, but they had so much fun. And I realized that I need to relax a little on the wrestling thing. There were times during this round that I was sure that Jacob was going to get hurt and burst into tears, but I think he had more fun than Caden!
See how excited Jacob is!
Then Daddy joined in. He couldn’t help it. It’s in his y chromosomal tendencies.
Round 4 *DING* was sumo wrestling! (Get the dinner connection now???? I realize that sumo wrestling is actually from Japan, while our dinner originated in China, but they’re all from the same continent, okay?)
This was by far the funniest round!
Elijah felt left out so he got in the action when the boys took their sumo outfits off.
After the wrestling was over we headed down to Cherry on Top for some frozen yogurt, which has absolutely nothing to do with wrestling, but gosh darn it, it’s good!
Oh, and before I go, there’s a new link on the sidebar of my homepage. (If you click HERE you’ll get back to my homepage.) Anyway, I made a button that says “Family Nights” so you can find all the Family Nights we’ve done in one simple location.
Now go have a family night!