Chrissy would say that Charlotte would have done the same. :)
We have all had that happen! ;-)
Yes, my teeth and backbone have very vivid memories of it!
Awww poor Charlotte, that was very mean of Chrissy….
Absolutely, so terrible… I might have done it a few times in my life, though. It’s pretty irresistible, once you know it’s an option :D
Tee hee! Brutal!
SO brutal! At one point, I refused to share a seesaw with anyone unless they pinky-swore not to cherry bomb.
What a maniacal look!
She still does this in victory. I love it :D
I did that all the time to my sister.
Me, too :)
Lol, I love the look on the blonde girl’s face. Good job :)
WHAHAHAHA! My sister and I did that to each other constantly!
It’s so terrible, but so fun!
Ha, I completely forgot about Cherry Bombs!
I think about them every time I am on a playground, which is often, because I have a three year old. I haven’t seen any kids do them recently, though. Maybe they are out of fashion at the moment.
Wasn’t there a thing where you would sit on top of monkey bars and drop down with your legs catching you and do a little flip called a Cherry Drop? Lots of cherry euphemisms…
I loved/hated them.
Such a brilliant face Chrissy has! It says it all. – You really did it outstandingly well.
She makes that face to this day, usually when she is caught opening up a bottle of Dad’s expensive wine.
Ouch; my back hurts!
Seriously, my tailbone still winces at the sight of a long, metal seesaw.
The Fifty Shades series has taught me blondes are evil. I see E.L. James is right.
The honesty and realism must be why those books have struck such a chord with female readers.
I never knew what they were called! I have learned much today.
Happy to help! :D
Am I the only one who loves Chrissy more every time I see one of these? Every family needs a Chrissy.
Oh, I hope not! I adore Chrissy both as a sister and a cut-paper characer :)
Glad you think so!
And we never learned… I would still trust people. Every time. It’s a wonder so many people make it out of childhood alive.
It’s a learning experience, an exercise in trust and commnication and screwing over your partner when the moment is right :P
HAHA! Wonderful finish!
I love the hair flying skyward; nice touch : )
Thanks :) It’s always fun to make the hair fly!
Really, that’s the only thing that makes getting on a seesaw worthwhile, I think.
You know, I think you’re right.
No wonder Chrissy has such a nasty look in her face!
She’s very devious.
Loved it! The evil face of Chrissy just before the BAM! I being the owner of long legs used to do this awfully frequently. :D Until I no longer got a willing partner. :(
Aw. Chrissy was actually wise enough to not do it every time. Charlotte was a very superstitious kid, too, so Chrissy probably picked up on that and used it to her advantage.
OH my Golly I love the crazy face!!!!
It is the best :)
This is a playground version of those Mexican stand-offs in John Woo movies, where two guys will walk around in a circle with guns pointed at each other’s faces while debating the virtues of chaos and order.
Two thoughts: 1) I had no idea they were called that and 2) Do they even make teeter totters anymore? Seems like something the “safety first” generation of parents would be opposed to…
I still see them around now and then, but the playgrounds here are all rusty and from the 60s, so… and yeah, my daughter plays on them. She’s up to date on her tetanus shot :)
They’re bored, bored, bored until Chrissy has her evil thought and then OUCH!
This happened to me all the time when I was younger. Being the shortest in my family, the taller ones had me at their mercy in the playground.
Aww, poor shortie!
meanie! i’d have clobbered her
Haha, I assure you, this was not the end.
my sister used to do that to me! I never did like it much :(
It is pretty terrible. If you never cherry-bombed somebody, though, you are a saint! :D
Has to be the reason seesaws have become near extinct.
Aw, do you think so? I’ve seen kids break arms from falling off monkey bars and my friend once had a seizure after a girl kicked her hard in the back at the bottom of a tall slide… but I’ve never seen anyone get seriously injured from a seesaw. Not saying it isn’t possible, though! Kids are really talented when it comes to hurting themselves.
I’m having very painful flashbacks here. Ouch!
That last frame is simply amazing.
Most intense see-saw ride ever. haha I love it!
:D That’s what I was going for! Thanks!
I love Chrissy’s expression in the last one! :-)
Thanks, me too :D
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Do they even allow teeter-totters on playgrounds anymore?
They do in Ohio! …but Ohio IS hopelessly behind the times :)
Michigan is too, so no worries :D
That’s good–I’m from Canada, and all we have here now are these bizarre sled-looking things (full seats with guard rails on each side) that are operated by springs, and they don’t even go up and down; they just bounce a little bit. However, I do remember teeter-totters from my youth, I do remember cherry bombs (although we didn’t call them that here), and I also remember when the “safety modification” for teeter-totters was simply to implant a tire in the ground (so half the tire was visible above the ground) where each of the seats would come down, so crashing down hard wouldn’t hurt. I really liked that. :)
OMGosh cherry bombs are the worst. Still, if given the opportunity, Chrissy would cherry bomb me.
Oh gawd. I had totally blocked out cherry bombs. I have the sudden urge to pee.
(I LOVE how you captured the ‘maniacal’ laugh facial expression!)
This is right there with staring contests and hand slap standoffs! Love it!
The see-saw can’t end any other way.
Thanks for the comment :) I’ve been a fan of your blog for ages– it always makes me laugh.
Well, that’s what I enjoyed the most during those years!!hahah
It’s fun and exciting!!!even though at the end you’re going to cry out loud because it’s too painful and you’re having goosebumps every time you knew your partner got that silly grin. haha
I cherry bombs them..they cherry bombs me, we cherry bombs each other!
pretty mischievous! haha
Oh the suspense that you built just with cut-up paper!!! Once again, just brilliant. :) I can hear Chrissy’s maniacal laugh. BAM!
It was always so hard for me to resist doing that!
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