Sunday, May 9, 2010
This is one of the games that I’ll be telling my kids about (if I ever have any) because I don’t think kids play it anymore, it’s such a shame that these games are history now, they’re way more fun than video games if you ask me.
Basically we put a rubber rope around two kids’ feet and jumped between them 10 times, it had many stages and I can’t remember them all, but we’d lift the rope up after completing each level to make the jumping harder. We used to call it “Awwal Tonni”.
I remember our school teachers hating this game, but I still don’t know why, maybe because of the dust resulting from all the jumping, one day our fourth grade teacher Miss Munia took all the ropes and punished everyone who was playing, and rewarded everyone who wasn’t, now I used to be the first to suggest that we play it and the first one to participate when they needed players, but that day I had a stomachache and didn’t play, so I got rewarded instead of being punished! And I got to go on a field trip :P Till this day my classmates hate me for that and they still say I cheated. 14 years later and I still feel guilty about it :(
Have you ever played awwal tonni?