I asked him to try one out for me to see what was going wrong. He was trying to bring his legs over at the same time, so I gave him some verbal tips on how to correct that. He still couldn't figure out. Since one of the best ways to teach someone is to show them, I said, "Here. Watch," and performed a cartwheel for him to see.
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After my performance, my son exclaimed, "WOW! I didn't know you could do a cartwheel!" Huh! Who knew that a cartwheel would impress my 12-year-old son? I guess he thought his old mom didn't have any spunk left in her. If only I had known this sooner! I'm quickly running out of ways to impress him.
I just hope he doesn't come home from practice next week saying he needs to learn how to do a back flip. I'm not entirely sure I can pull that one off anymore without some serious injury!