Little kid works hard at jumping onto stool


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/16/little-girl-works-hard-at-jump.html


#3

You and the stool ah one weed hoppa!


#4

That stool is higher than their hips. Most grown-ups couldn’t do this. This is some serious cross-fit shit.


#5

Now they gotta move the cookie jar to a higher shelf.

Who am I kidding? This kid doesn’t eat cookies.


#6


#8

The payoff at the end of the video was worth it.


#9

Sure, that’s just physics. If I had the strength to weight ratio of my 18 month old I’d be the greatest powerlifter, sprinter, track cyclist, super-Olympian the world has ever seen.


#10

Oh thank goodness, THAT kind of stool.


#11

Not discounting the clear expression of joy at the end, I still get the feeling from the scene cuts, grim determination, and parental interaction that this is something being required of the child.


#12

Yikes. Child is being encouraged in this, certainly. Glad the child stuck the landing, but I’m guessing the platform will now be raised a bit more…

Btw with the headline I had wondered if it was maybe this kind of jumping kid:


#13

Our daughter was the opposite. She liked jumping off of a stepstool (which we bought because the wooden stool she liked jumping off of was not sufficiently sturdy or stable).

https://flic.kr/p/24a1QRu


#14

Yup, did you see the blocks under the stool? That’s clearly what’s going on.


#15

Epic! That’s a serious superhero pose,

I love the kid’s expression of triumph at the end of the video.

@Spizella Goats are totally mint.


#16

No, you wouldn’t. At best you’d be an average person. Kids aren’t dramatically proportionally stronger than regular people; their strength and speed is roughly in line (porportionally) with that of most untrained, regular people. My 4 year-old couldn’t make that jump, and my 7-year-old would probably do about as well as this kid did, even leaving everything at the same size. Most normal kids could not do what this kid did.


#17

He is arat.gym on Instagram


#18

Not sure why this post was tagged “free range kids” unless it was for the purpose of making the point that the opposite of it can also be good.


#19

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I feel inspired to go buy some jeans. Not sure why.


#20

Anyone else think, “Ooh, bit close to that radiator?” Or am I just a worrywart?


#21

I think because “free range” implies letting children experience some level of risk or greater personal reward. Not necessarily free-ranging outside. I would think most parents would be too anxious to allow their child to do this over and over.


#22

Yeah, that’s one heck of a box jump. Especially after so many attempts. I was worried it was too parent forced, but you just can’t fake that shout of accomplishment at the end. The kiddo WANTED this.