Saturday, December 31, 2005

Not Quite Ready for the National Touring Group . . .

The art of Chinese Acrobatics has it's roots in Chinese Cultural History as far back as 2,500 years ago.

Chinese Acrobats are well known for their dexterity and balance, as they contort their bodies into amazing positions while balancing plates, bowls and cups on long sticks.

Chinese Acrobats
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Somehow, though she was born in California, U.S.A., Katherine has become aware of her Chinese heritage.

For the past few weeks, she has developed the habit of craning her neck upward at extreme angles, in order to see what's behind her. She will do it while sitting, she will do it while being held, she will do it while laying in her crib.

Katherine Practicing Her Chinese Acrobatics
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I know what you are thinking -- "Why don't you turn her so she can face whatever she's trying to look at?"

Position means nothing to Katherine. No matter which way you face her, she will always try to look at whatever is directly behind her!

Next week, we will start to let her practice with bowls and plates on her head . . .

What's That Behind Me?
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That head is hilarious. Now that you are back in your home (and we might have neglected to send you a Xmas card, not knowing where you were), let's get together! Dina & Joe.