Scout and Curly are participating in the Jump A Thon at school next Tuesday. It's actually a pretty cool program designed to raise money for the American Heart Association. My kids are not generally jump-ropers unless this time of year rolls around and then that is more important to them than any other school assignment.
They each take their ropes to school in their backpacks and they practice (at least Scout does) all the way home. I always loved playing ball as a kid (any kind of ball), but jump rope was also one of my favorites. I was much better jumping with the long rope while someone turned it. Remember RED... HOT... PEPPERS? That's when the turners will whip the rope around as fast as they could and if you didn't jump it in time you often got rope burns on your bare legs from the scratchy rope. At least my kids have plastic ropes that are pretty harmless.
So this year Curly and Scout decided to have a competition to see who could raise the most money. I started out each of them with their own website and a $10 donation, and beyond that, they have managed to convince a few of their brothers and sisters to donate, but that's it. Scout even convinced Curly to donate $5 to her so she is currently in the lead!
They were hoping that maybe if I posted their websites some of you might be interested. Don't feel any pressure, but it is a great organization and your donation would be tax-deductible.
To support Scout, click here.
To support Curly, click here.