“The skipping in particular always draws befuddled looks from the other parents driving by. I mean, you’d think they’d never seen a grown man skipping down the street before.”
Pennsylvanian Val J. Brkich and his daughter and niece, are the newest members of the “I love skipping” club! Val recently wrote a fun post on his blog about walking his daughter and niece to and from school everyday. He shared it with us via Twitter and was kind enough to submit this adorable photo to go with it. So three “I love skipping” stickers are hopping their way across the United States to his mailbox right now.
You can read the entire post on Val’s blog, but here’s a sweet little excerpt to give you a taste.
“Every day it’s pretty much the same story: As soon as we step out the front door, both girls — each as cute as a button in their Catholic school uniform — grab my hands and start dragging me down the block. Meanwhile I’m still waiting for that first cup of coffee to kick in.
“Let’s skip, Uncle Val!” says my niece.
“Yeah!” says my daughter. “And sing ‘We’re Off to See the Wizard’ again!”
That part is my doing, actually. I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about the act of skipping that puts me right smack on the Yellow Brick Road. (Cut me some slack—I grew up with two sisters.) Of course, once you do something that your kids enjoy — i.e., skipping down the street to a song from a musical — you better get used to doing it over, and over…and over again.
Each time we come to a street crossing, “The Rule”, according to the girls, is that I have to sprint across the street and pull them along with me. They love this. It always gets them giggling and screaming way too loud for 8 o’clock in the morning.
All the way to school there’s more running and jumping and giggling and skipping. The skipping in particular always draws befuddled looks from the other parents driving by. I mean, you’d think they’d never seen a grown man skipping down the street before.”
Yay! Skip on, Val. Your daughter and neice are very lucky indeed to have such a positive, fun loving adult to escort them to school everyday!
Love to skip? Send us an email and tell us your skipping story, along with a picture or video, and we’ll send you a free sticker too!