Saturday, September 24, 2011

Getting a Head Start

My kids prefer watching Ninja Warrior on G4 to the CrossFit Games on ESPN2. In the same way that I sit slackjawed in front of the boob tube watching Elisabeth Akinwale destroy the Killer Kage workout, my boys can't take their eyes off Japanese shoe salesmen as they traverse insanely difficult obstacle courses with the greatest of ease.

And I've got to admit it: Some of the Ninja Warrior challenges certainly make softball tossing and L-Sits look tame by comparison. Case in point:

To get a head start on the competition, we're already grooming our three-year-old to become a ninja.

And if the ninja gig doesn't pan out, he can always pursue a career as a chef at Benihana.