Friday, September 9, 2011


 My kids told me I was really behind the times because I had never heard of "Planking." They told me if I blogged it, most people would laugh at me for being so out of the loop. They said it would be like telling the world about this new thing called "texting." I don't think so....there is no way this craze is really sweeping the nation! I watched the video and couldn't quite believe it. I couldn't help but smile. I can't imagine how they got a baby to "plank."

Here is a definition of planking from Wikipedia:

"Planking" (or the "Lying Down Game") is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the internet is an integral part of the game.[1] Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play.[1] The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank. Rigidity of the body must be maintained to constitute good planking.
Since early 2011, many participants in planking have photographed the activity on unusual locations such as atop poles, roofs and vehicles, while some "plankers" engage in the activity by planking only their upper body and feet while leaving the back suspended.

We were looking at different pictures of people "planking" and Tayler and Beau were commenting on their "Form." I have to admit, there seems to be good "Plankers" and bad "Plankers." Beau told me his friend Shane "planked" on a cow. Tayler's friend evidently has perfect form. Wow, this is a real thing.

I have to admit I wanted to try it out. I was looking at the book table in Costco thinking it was a perfect place to "plank." I asked my dad to plank on my kitchen table. He said yes. I knew I could count on the guy who agreed to be a gnome for Beau's birthday party.I will be sure to post some pictures.

Parenting teenagers is very entertaining...they keep me up to speed on so many things. And don't even get me started on "Cone-ing"


  1. So I really don't think this is fair. Do they have "Planking for Pregos"? Otherwise it leaves a whole population of people out of things for a 40 whole weeks. Well, 25 least.

  2. Just cut a hole in the counter! :)