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Friday, March 18, 2011

#1 rule in living room wrestling

Rule #1 in Wrestling: NEVER put your head & your knee together.

My brothers have been wrestling since I was born. Not only with each other but competitively. Being the little sister I got my fair share of torment as well. My brothers would toss me around like a rag doll but I'd like to think I put up a pretty good fight.

They tried to teach me to use a 1/2 Nelson and they'd yell things like 'chicken wing' and 'granby'! Like I knew what that meant. There was 1 rule and 1 rule only that I followed when it came to living room wrestling. Never, ever, ever, EVER, put your head and your knee together.

If you know nothing of wrestling you might just think that rule sounds absurd. Why would your knee be anywhere close to your head in the first place? Well, when you're just walking down the street your head has no business being by your knee and it's easy to keep that rule. But when you're wrestling and you're curled up in a ball getting tossed around like the 10 y.o. version of me, your head and your knee can become like magnets and it's not so easy anymore to keep them separated.

If wrestling were temptation (how fitting because everyone wrestles with some temptation of their own) then putting your head and your knee together would be like sinning. Just because you are wrestling does not mean you are sure to lose. Just because you are tempted does not mean you are sinning.

But when you forget for one second that your knee and head are not supposed to be together, before you know it you've been caught in a cradle that's too hard to get out of bc your brothers are bigger and stronger than you are.

So fight like crazy, kick and knee and roll around and elbow and since this isn't a fair fight if you need to bite some arms, pull some hair or gauge some eyes than so be it. Do whatever you can to get out of it.

But know this, eventually the match will end. And if you've lost you will get another chance. God will not dub thee a loser for life because you lost one match, no, He will prepare you. His mercy will allow you to fight again, to be stronger.

So pray, pray like crazy and do whatever you can to keep your head and your knee away from each other.


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