Monday, July 29, 2013
Employed People Are Funny
So, where are we going to mock today? A little place called My Gym. Now, before you get all excited, let me first say, My Gym, which is basically a large indoor gymnastics playground for little ones, is the coolest thing I've ever seen since becoming a mom. (That would also include the past two episodes of Real Housewives of New Jersey - which technically I watched as a mom.) No, I'm not going to mock the place that causes my child to nap for hours afterwards, I'm going to mock the grown men, who are the instructors at My Gym. First of all, raise of hands of who is wondering what websites these guys are registered on. Seriously, I love the songs, the puppet shows and the tumbling, but there's just something about a guy my age doing this as a profession. What does he say his job is to his friends? A Developer of Children Coordination and Stimulation. (Still sounds creepy) Child Entertainment Specialist. (I'm gulping some water to swallow that.) Does he even talk about his work to his peers? (Scene at a bar after work.) "Oh yeah, today was rough. If I have to teach one more kid on how to do a head stand I think my head is going to explode. Am I right?" Silence from his doctor and lawyer friends. And lastly, how does one, being a grown man in his thirties, fall into this profession? Was it a dare? Did Chuck E. Cheese reject his application for skee ball operator? Honestly, how did it happen?
Again, I ask these questions, but really I don't care. My baby is sound asleep, I'm blogging my afternoon away, and nothing inappropriate happened today at class. I would say My Gym is A. O. K.