Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Capoeira Mud Wrestling

I gave a capoeira workshop today at the Home schoolers group, which was a lot of fun :)

50 capoeiraAbout half a dozen kids joined in; most of them got the gist of some basic moves, and I got a good workout into the bargain. (as you can see, I needed one!)

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It was really nice to get some exercise, since we've been pretty much at home the whole time since we went to pick Purple up on Saturday. He's been having a really hard time recovering from the jet lag this trip.

Here's Littletree practicing with a friend.

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After the workout, Littletree and Anasho cooled off by running out in the rain and playing in the mud.

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They had a load of fun, and thankfully the hall where we hold our group meetings has hot showers. I kind of pushed Littletree a bit to go in; she didn't like it too much (well, she was okay with it, but she got hysterical when I started washing her face)

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  1. haha that looks like fun! i wanna do it too :P

  2. I don't know about the kids, i want to splash around in the mud and be free, it'd be a lovely mud spa treatment for the entire body and, best of all, for free!!!

  3. looks like fun! Mud is always a good time :-)

  4. MMMMMMMMHMMMM! I'm with Hippymummy! Move over Little tree, its aunties turn! LOL! Just gorgeous MF! A lovely bath!

  5. Capoeira looks way cool- I wish I had the time to add that to my life! As for mud bathing, I did pleanty of that when I was LT's age. My dad decided that he didn't want mud in the bathtub, so I got hosed down outside the house! It's great fun....

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  7. I have three girls, aged 6, 4 and 2, and in the rainy season they always come home covered in mud when they play outside : they too roll in the mud, lol.
    With sunshine they strip down to play in the nice fresh mud:).
    Too many people now keep their kids clean at all times. Don’t play in the mud, don’t do this and don’t do that ... The fun in being a child is being free. Who wants to play in the yard and stay spotless!

  8. My sister and i used to go out and play a lot when i was small.(She's 4yrs younger that me). She used to run, splash, climb and do basically anything, never a speck of muck on her. I'd hover behind, avoiding the muck to no avail, i'd return homme filthy dirty, holes in socks ang glasses squew wift on my face to a right good telling off from mam no matter how hard i tried to be otherwise. As a result i've tried to never make an issue about dirty play but how i would've loved to play like LT when i was her age, totally free with a mammy who puts fun first xXx


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