Lydia discovered a jump rope at the drugstore yesterday; when I came home, she was jumping, five-year-old style in the back yard.
So we spent some time googling for “jump rope” and then “Double Dutch”, and sure enough, YouTube did NOT disappoint:
Check out the amazingness that starts at 1:14 in this video (though the whole thing is great.) I feel like I’m matching a movie about competition Double Dutch, where the scruffy young upstarts bring their LOVE OF THE DUTCH to the game, taking on the established, well-funded, cynical and jaded corporate team:
I spent about a thousand years in high school learning to juggle devil sticks. If YouTube had been around then, I might have learned a whole different set of skills instead.