Staff Blog

SubscribeRSS FeedEmail Subscribe

Thumb Wrestling

Jun. 9, 2015By: Joel Reasoner  ›  Author Bio

Growing up, I learned several little games that could be played with two people anywhere, games like thumb wrestling.  I do not claim to be an expert in thumb wrestling, but I have learned a lot from the kids are the shelter.  They have taught me tricks and techniques to give the littler kids a fighting chance. 

My mind was blown one night a birthday party while the kids around me and I were waiting for our turn to get food.  One kid challenged me to a game of thumb wrestling.  I accepted the challenge.  Soon another kid and another kid wanted to challenge me.  Of course I told them to wait their turn.  The first boy said something like, “They don’t have to wait.  We can all play.”  I was confused and before I could correct him, he started arranging all four hands.  All of a sudden, he said, “Okay, we are ready.  GO!”  It was magic.  I looked down at our hands and we were playing four way thumb wrestling! 


I do not even remember who came out on top of this mass of hands.  All I could think of was, “What else did I miss out on in my childhood.”  This ingenuous inclusion of others had never occurred to my friends or I.  The rest of the night, a smile came to my face whenever I thought of the four way thumb wrestling and brilliance of the kids who surrounded me.   

Category: Staff Reflections
comments powered by Disqus