Monday, February 6, 2012
Not Sure This Momma is Ready for Indiana's Favorite Pastime.
those were BOYS' basketball games, NOT girls; although, I did watch many of my classmates play games and my students too.
Let's just say I haven't watched many little girls play ball, but I think it's in my future.
She has a blast with her friends.
But the team they played had girls who were bigger, older (it was a 4th grade game, and only three of the girls on our team are 4th graders. The rest are third graders, and that includes Tink).
they were a very physical team! I don't think I have ever seen such pushing and shoving and bumping! Tall Guy kept giving me the eye, which meant, "Don't even begin to say what you are thinking!"
DANG! He's sat by me at too many Purdue games!
Now seriously, I do NOT say mean things. I try to always be encouraging, but sometimes I do believe I notice infractions that the referees don't catch right away.
Check out this action on the free throw line!
We have game number two tomorrow night. I am going to be as calm and collected as I can be. I am going to smile and be encouraging and supportive.
And I may just take Tink out and show her how to discreetly discourage such actions if they happen again.
That, or I will be banished to working the concession stand.
Yeah, I know. It's just a game. They are just learning how to play. Breathe in....breathe out....breathe in.....breathe out and repeat as often as necessary!
P.S. Any tips out there on taking pictures of players in action? I can't seem to get very clear pictures with my fancy camera. Maybe that will take my mind off the smacking and swatting!