Hanging Upside Down. Like a Bat but Cuter. Right??

Inversion table

The moment I learned about inversion tables, I knew I wanted one.

My mother was a gifted ballerina and gymnast. Or, to put it another way, my mother has never known a clumsy moment in her whole life. Really. But wait! This post is about me and my gift for being upside down. While I never had my mother’s gift for ballet or gymnastics, I have always been able to stand on my head. Always.

I love standing on my head and looking at the world all upside down, wondering if this is one of the benefits of being a bat. I don’t wonder this often, but I do wonder it sometimes.

Since I am not known for my athletic ability, unless yelling GO GO GO counts, Joe was astonished that at a moment’s notice, I could balance perfectly on my head … toes pointed, I might add.  My headstands were appreciated by Cole. While other mothers could craft, cook and sew, his mother could stand on her head.

While standing on my head is a gift, I realized that the added benefit of an inversion table would be hanging upside down!  This year, when my parents asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I barely hesitated before saying, “an inversion table.” To make sure I had their full attention, I added, “Wal-Mart sells them!”

Imagine the thrill when a large Wal-mart package arrived on Saturday! Cole and I tore open the packing and pulled out the pieces of my inversion table. Cole put it together for me in under an hour, and I was so appreciative, I let him hang upside down on the tile floor first!

When Cole was right side up, it was then my turn. I secured my feet, closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and gently push myself backward.  The blood moved towards my head, my spine stretched out, and I felt a little disoriented, but when I was hanging freely upside down, I opened my eyes and thought, “Wow, I bet I look just like a bat, but cuter!”

Cuter, right? Right?!

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Inversion table--upside down

Cole upside down

21 thoughts on “Hanging Upside Down. Like a Bat but Cuter. Right??

  1. These pictures are so great – Rascal is adorable. I was laughing so hard! I thought I might be able to get away with not wearing a bra (the whole gravity thing) but then I realized I wouldn’t be able to see anything. That’s the whole point! Bummer.

  2. Okay, so tell me, do you feel smarter once you are upright because all that blood went to your brain.

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  4. I told my friend my daughter wanted an inversion table for her birthday, so we sent her one. She replied, you truly are an odd family! I guess she’s right because I never gave it a thought!

  5. Auntie Marcie – you are such a good Mama – my Mama would have done the same thing – not even thought about it. Katybeth you are SOOOO much cuter than a bat!! XOXO Molly

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