Last Friday we took the girls to basketball practice for the first time. Brooklyn, Faith and Liberty all 3 said they were interested in playing….well, at least trying it a few times in practice to see if they wanted to play.
The coach invited the girls to attend practice for a few weeks to see if they liked it….then they’d discuss prices with us. *gulp* I’m not sure I’m going to like the amount they give me, especially since we’ll have to times it times three…(And now 4 times since Trinity wants to play too! Would it be wrong to hope some of them don’t like it?!) Yes, that would be wrong.
There are a few things that I don’t want my kids to do and one of those is not be able to enjoy something simply because they come from a large family. It’s not their fault that have several siblings. Another thing is that I don’t want them to ever blame the ministry. Which can be tough at times…even for me.
In a land that knows very little about basketball, our girls had a blast playing a game that makes us feel like Americans!
So here are a few pictures from a proud mama……
Half way through practice the coach came over and asked Trinity why she wasn’t playing. Trinity said “no thank you” and turned away. Five minutes later she decided she wanted to try, so Brooklyn walked her out to the coach.
I always loved playing basketball in PE. My grades were never good enough to play on the organized team at the school, but boy I was the “queen” of PE basketball. I was always the tallest. I got to be the center, which I thought was the coolest position. I kept jammed fingers and broken fingernails, but I treasured that ribbon my team won at the end of the 6 week grading period. I never had a problem ‘dressing out’ when I knew I was going to get to play basketball. I couldn’t dribble to save my life but I towered over all the wimpy girls on the other team….intimidation was my strategy. And it worked. We won first place.