|Skipping Rope by Maurice Prendergast, 1892|
I had a hard time learning how to jump rope. I've always been pretty klutzy, and have struggled with most activities that involve any kind of physical coordination. I couldn't seem to get the rhythm of jump roping right, and found myself getting tangled in the rope every time I tried.
One day everything just clicked and I was able to skip over the rope with ease, but I never really got the hang of jumping over it with both feet. After I attained this level of proficiency, jumping rope became my playground exercise of choice--especially since I didn't learn how to keep a hula hoop going until I was a teenager.