OK, my wife has a love-hate relationship with the yoyo. It’s hard to explain. I’m not sure if she is approved of me doing this, but she is certainly in favor of the kids doing this. Every once in a while, she tries it. Usually it doesn’t go too bad, but it doesn’t go too well. It’s more typical of the “I don’t want to ask for help, but I need help but I’m gonna refuse help” kind of thing. It’s complicated. It’s annoying. Yes, that is my wife!
Today hit a new low. A bit of background is required. A bit ago, you may have seen my posts about the Duncan ProZ. Anyhow, 3 of my 4 kids got at least one. The youngest, at 3, refused to be left out, so it was affordable, and she’d lost her Reflex, and being a 3 year old girl, she could not throw it hard enough to “work it”. The ProZ seems a better option. She insisted it being set up in modified mode. She barely plays it. Her yoyo is often sitting on my dresser. Yes, the string is cut to fit her.
There ya go. You can see the set-up.
My wife I guess was feeling the urge to throw something. More background: she used to throw wood spintops when she was a kid. I won’t digress too much about me getting spintops as well as the eldest kid. Let’s focus on that yoyo on the dresser.
So, my wife took the yoyo off the dresser. She slipped it on her finger. She threw it.
You know when something bad is happening, everything appears to move in slow motion? Well, that’s precisely what happened.
The yoyo launched OFF my wife’s hand(string still wound), flew across the room and hit our boy right in the head. Crying ensued. Thank goodness it was a plastic! I can’t imagine how much that hurt though but thank goodness for no sharp edges either!
Turns out my wife put her finger in the loop, as in did NOT make the slipknot. After that, who knows if she had the string over or under. Right now, she is scared of the yoyo. She’s had in the past some GOOD throws, down and tug back. This might have scared her off for good.
I’m trying really hard to get my wife into SOMETHING, spin tops, yoyo, SOMETHING. Help me out.
My wife is into Asian astrology, which I guess since she’s Asian, it kinda makes sense. Not to be racist or play stereotypes, but she’s superstitious as all as well, which just complicates stuff to death. With a recent death in the family, she’s consulted one of these fortune tellers who have told her apparently her bad colors and my bad colors. Turns out one of my bad colors is blue, which means all my blue clothing vanished. She better NOT touch my blue yoyos! But, for her, “good” colors are pink and black, of what she’s willing to share with me. So here’s my objective: I want to get her a pink/black Lyn Fury or some other pink yoyo(DM2 anyone?), something preferably that will be one of those types that go from responsive to unresponsive. So, my quest now is to find something decent and get it ordered for her soon. I’ve ALMOST got her hooked on this, and I’m worried about this set-back. I’d give her the pink Asteroid I just got, but it’s unresponsive and since she won’t accept help, I have to skew things in a way that works for her. All I can say is I have to buy “new”. Has to be new. I mean, this is my wife we’re talking about.
(and yes, she saw my Strummol8 Sophia top and she likes how that looks)