The Peace.Love.Basketball Shooting Challenge registration has ended. Of course that doesn’t mean it’s time to quit shooting, there are a few weeks left of summer. I hope everyone is out there having fun and getting their shots in every week. Charli is about half way there, Cass is about a third of the way and I plan on catching Charli this week.
I wish that I could say I shot 500 shots for the PLB Shooting Challenge this week. But I didn’t. I wish I could say I washed at least some of the dirty clothes piled around my house. But I didn’t. (Just ask my husband) I wish I could say I cleaned the bathroom. But I’m guessing by now you know the answer… I didn’t. But I did get to hit the basketball court with a bunch of kids. What could be better than high-fiving a 5 year old who sunk his first basket. To see his eyes open wide, for a split second, shocked that the ball actually went in. His mouth open into a wide smile, cheeks raised high, as he looked around unsure of what to do. “Give me a high-five man!” I said, reaching my palm out so he could slap it. Basketball and kids…a perfect combination! The chores can wait…
Cass got the bad draw today…his mom. 2 on 2 has never been my game, I like the freedom of the full court. The opportunity to run and blend with my teammates on the hardwood, not trip over the bumpy grass/driveway court. Still I had fun. Even after a 14-15 loss to Charli & Dad, I had fun. (We’ll get’em next time Cass, not that winning is that important, but it’s nice every once in a while)
Well, both kids passed me quite handily on their shooting charts. It doesn’t hurt that they have had me as a rebounder. (how can I resist a “mom, can you come out and shoot with me, please?”) It doesn’t even bother me that I end up rebounding. In fact, I enjoy it. I didn’t realize starting the Peace.Love.Basketball Shooting Challenge would bring me even closer to my kids.