We decided that it was an absolute MUST to teach Clay this once he was old enough. Well, last weekend Clay was romping on the bed and kept standing up and falling over backwards. Curtis remembered that video and after a few practice runs, Clay was soon a pro at the exercise. We then shot this cute video of Clay and Curtis doing the karate fall.
I didn't think much of it until this morning as I dropped Clay off at daycare. Sonia (our daycare provider) turned on some music and started dancing with Clay. All of a sudden, Clay stiffens and falls backwards, just like he does in the video! Unfortunately, instead of a soft bed to catch his fall, it was just the floor. Clay of course started crying and while we're soothing him, Sonia starts telling me how he did that at least four times yesterday, and one of those times he landed on one of the other kids!!! Oops. It didn't occur to me that he would do this randomly, and in places where he could hurt himself. Hopefully he realizes that the floor isn't soft and quits doing this. Oh well, we have a super cute video to show for it and another "Oops!" parenting moment to add to the books.