I’m sure we can all agree that when it comes to organized Easter activities for children, the first one that jumps to mind is American Gladiators-style jousting.
And so it was that Slim and Perpetual Motion had the opportunity this Easter to embody the oft-recited Biblical sentiment ”Love thy brother… even while attempting to take his head off with a wicked two-handed guillotine chop.”
Needless to say, the boys were pumped, the padded headgear crammed onto their heads barely able to contain the smiles on their squished faces. Pent-up sibling frustration was going to be released in a burst of aggression that was not only accepted by their parents, but encouraged.
Slim and P Motion were boosted up on to the bouncy, air-filled gladiator arena.
Each bent down and selected his implement of destruction, then ascended a pedestal.
They locked eyes, prepared to do battle.
Slim may have even snarled.
Somewhere Michael Buffer, choking down a deviled egg, said, “Letttttt’s get ready to rumbbbbllle!”
And it was on like Donkey Kong.
No, it’s not your computer. That video was playing at full speed.
Sort of makes you think of Don Quixote and windmills.
An intense stare down would have more potential to inflict bodily damage than Slim and P Motion wielding those huge padded Q-tips, and they’ve certainly done more harm to one another with wiffle ball bats and hard-plastic lightsabers.
It was fun.