Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Everyone's a Critic

My friend Stefanie, Bennington MFA & artistic/social doyenne of Schuyler, VA, looked at the photo of Max & Jenny in my previous post (En Vacances) and offered this assessment:
Although I give them points for artistry, I’m afraid that the synchronization of their napping form is lacking. Orientation of one’s pose is SO important.

I watched synchronized diving today on the Olympics. (Like plain diving isn’t hard enough? They have to synchronize it?) It was quite interesting, and Onslow thought the divers did a pretty good job, although they didn’t have the effortlessness and sense of absolute stillness that make Onslow’s and Snickers's work such a joy to watch.
For those who don't recall the boys' oeuvre, here's a refresher:

Onslow (left) and perpetual houseguest Snickers practise their synchronized napping routine.


Katie Alender said...

Sorry, Bella, they have nothing on this pair!

Bella Stander said...

Katie, you are so right! That wins the gold medal for synchronized sleeping.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to see the same controversey that has arisen over the Chinese women's gymnastic team occur in our sport of synchronized napping. The Chinese government claims that each competitor is at least 16 according to their passport but it seems clear, to many people that several are closer to 12 or 13. I don't care what that baby's passport says-- s/he is clearly younger than 16--months that is.