Friday, February 8, 2013

Annoying Muscle Twitch

Ever get one of those annoying muscle twitches? I've had them before on an eyelid and they last a day or two and go away. Now I have one in what I guess to be my vastus medialis. Except it feels less like an eye twitch and more like a gestating kicking child from within.

The "twitch" enjoyed the youth orchestra practice. It's got a bit of rhythm.

It seems to have a life of its own. I just hope it's NOT a life of its own. Remember the movie Alien?

I've bumped up the potassium (banannas), zinc and magnesium (nuts, spinach, kale).

The technical term for muscle twitch is "fasciculation". Now there's a good spelling bee word!

Speaking of, today is our spelling bee and I'm the third-year parent organizer. Although participation is optional and we try to keep it fun and low-pressure, I don't think I've seen a situation where the kids are more keyed up. At this age of "everyone gets a trophy" and "no keeping score," I'm glad the kids have an opportunity to learn how to manage their nerves and deal with some real but low-stakes competition. The grade level winners get a special field trip downtown to the art store, book store, and frozen yogurt place, so I guess the stakes are not so low!!

Have a great Friday, folks!