Ours is a hooping family and business.
We have two children - now 7 and 2. They are part of the first generation that has never known anything else but a life full of hooping, joy, and making-your-own-way.
The first part of this article is re-printed from a June 2012 interview with my eldest daughter, Navi. We revisit those wise words and then get her updates, 2 years later.
It will be several years until we know how Navi’s crib-to-hoop generation will influence the grownup world of hooping. But to get a glimpse, I sat down with my kindergarten graduate and asked her about her hooping life. Her answers are here unedited and I hope they inspire you as they have us.
Lara: When did you first start hooping and how did it happen?
Navi: I can’t remember that, momma. But I think you probably taught me. And then I kept trying and trying and trying.
Lara: Why do you like hooping?
Lara: What hooping moves are you currently working on?
Navi: Throwing it high up and hitting a tree and making it loop around the tree and come back – like a boomerang. It comes back and I catch it, in my imagination. I’m still working on that. The tree is hard though. Maybe I’ll try a chair or a stump. I’m just trying to get the hoop to go around something. And come back.
Lara: Do you think you’ll hoop your whole life?
Navi: Yes. ‘Cause it’s so fun. That’s all. I think I’ll teach my kids about hooping. Because I’d like them to have fun with hoops, too.
Lara: Who do you like to hoop with?
Lara: You're one of the first people that's grown up with hoops in their lives. Do you have any advice for people who might be scared to start.
Navi: Just do it. Don't stop. Have fun.
Wise words from my girl, there. If your kid posts a video, let us know, because Navi wants to see it!
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