Subtitle: Arent I the one who says if you practice what you preach there’s nary a need to preach?
Last night, after a day of active vigorous mama/daughter play, the Tornado gestured vaguely to her side and announced:
Mama if this still hurts tomorrow Im going to get up and foam roll it.**
Yes I laughed (on the inside where it counts).
Yes I told all of you (on FB where it’s less ephemeral than twitter).
Yes she’s gotten up and is attempting to mangle her 5 year old bod on my roller.
Which all leads me to wonder (aloud to you more experienced at parenthood and/or foam rolling types):
- When we choose to practice and not preach should we simultaneously let our little people know some ‘stuff’ we are practicing is NOT for them to try?*
- And, more importantly, is foam rolling harmful to little bodies even when done in play with a big person around? (remember my Airrosti adventure? they seemed to think not…)
Id love your thoughts, insights, & foam rolling fer 5 year olds tips in the comments below.
*By way of full dizclosure I should let you know Ive already walked in on her rolling her booty with the grimacing tennis ball pictured above.
**When I closed down my mom-blog to pursue MizFit fulltime I purchased a (fancy for us) notebook with the Tornado’s initial on the front. I leave it on the kitchen table and when she says or does anything Id have blogged about I write it in there. I already love going back and reread the jottings. If you dont do this already I highly recommend it!