No, not this kind. This usually means trouble - and work.
So, we had a lot of fun learning how to bounce the ball. Boys like to make the ball really bounce. Grammy discovered cobwebs in very odd places while retrieving the ball. When I demonstrated the toss and pick up part, I discovered that I am nowhere near as fast as I was when I was seven. So, with my memory and reflexes totally compromised, we all took turns bouncing and flinging jacks in the air. It was great fun.
I was not an athletic kid...active, yes, but never an athlete. My favorite games were ball-bouncing games, skipping and jacks. I was very good at all three. These games can all be played in groups or with a friend but they are also ideal solo pastimes. There weren't always a lot of kids around for me to play with. So I perfected my skills and played in groups in the schoolyard. I remember so many happy hours sitting on the sidewalk, bouncing the ball and flipping the jacks in the air.
Here's how the well- practiced kids do it.