Did She Attempt the Pamchenko?

by Alexa on January 9, 2013

{Yes, my site was down AGAIN Monday night. The good news is that it is back up, and after being moved to a whole new server last night, should remain that way. Forever and ever Amen.}

Over the holidays, one of Simone’s teachers broke her leg while ice skating. At least, I assume that was the extent of her injuries. It is hard to be certain, as Simone’s version of events is slightly different.

Here, let’s ask her about it:

Well! You can imagine how upsetting that must have been for Summer.

(I particularly enjoyed the little movement made to indicate ice skating.)

Yes, to my considerable consternation, the very first thing Simone told me after returning from her first day back at school was that Summer hadn’t been there because, and I quote: “Her leg broke off. It just got OFF, while she was skating.” Slightly different phrasing from that in the video, but you can see that the message has remained consistent.

I tried to convince her that while Summer may indeed have broken her leg, it was very unlikely that she had broken it off, but Simone became exasperated at my naïveté, and so I let it drop.

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Ariel January 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Your child is DELIGHTFUL. I want to eat her up! I do hope Ms. Summer feels better very soon.


Ariel January 9, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I should say children, they are both delightful and entirely eatable, but I was only contemplating the one, at the moment!


AC January 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Thank you so much for posting this! I absolutely love it and cannot stop watching and laughing. You are both wonderful.


May ProblemUterus January 10, 2013 at 12:16 am

The Pamchenko! That odd combo of two completely non-connectable pair figure skating moves! Oh, to be a moviemaker endowed with the ability to defy the laws of physics…


Mar January 10, 2013 at 12:51 am

Adorable! And I love the title!


Mariana January 10, 2013 at 1:47 am

You got me at the title! :)


Alison Presley January 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

I see some early medical professional prowess budding here! Maybe an ER doctor.

Poor Summer. I do sincerely hope her leg bone grows back. It’s always such a set back when they break clean off while ice skating.


Cheryl January 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

Too adorable!!!


Slim January 10, 2013 at 10:57 am

I think we need an animated gif of the skating motion.


Alexa January 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

YES. Oh, if only I knew how to do such a thing!


Stacy January 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

I don’t know what’s funnier–Simone’s clear explanation or the reference to The Cutting Edge. You have brightened my day, so thank you.


Life of a Doctor's Wife January 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Well, the exasperation is understandable. Broken is BROKEN, after all.

(She doesn’t seem particularly troubled by the leg being OFF, though. Remarkably unfazeable, that daughter of yours!)


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