Saturday, May 12, 2007

Worth It~~

We hardly put our children in organized sports because frankly, it's just too expensive. I remember the good old days of soccer, football, tennis, swim team, flag girls, cheer, band and drill team all free for the signing up, through school. No NEED for organized sports outside of school. Sure there were organized sports outside of school back then but it was for those who really wanted more beyond school teams. Now there's no more music, sports or any sort of club without having to pay at least fifty to a hundred dollars just to get your name on a piece of paper.
He's on the red team. See him with his team mates? He's the one with the team shirt on his head. Do you think he was trying to get a rally going? You spirit?
His coach doesn't know what to think of this. What do you say to a boy who's obviously soooooo into the game that's taking place? Notice he's changed the style of his team shirt?
Well when the opportunity to sign up Ben for kickball came at 10.00, well I couldn't pass it up. Thru the Boys & Girls Club of Hillsboro, we paid 5.00 for his yearly membership and 5.00 for kickball. This is a price we could afford and if he didn't like kickball then there was no financial pain involved. This child is the one who refused to be a lamb in the Christmas play at preschool because 'I'm a boy, not a lamb'. He's the one who has at least 10 reasons to have a melt down at the slightest provocation so I didn't really know how this would go over.
Here he is 'pretending' he isn't paying attention so the other team will try and pull a fast one on him. This is in the middle of an active game. Again a new look with the shirt.
Action shot. It says, "I'm ready, I'm on top of it, I'm watching you, I'm the one you have to watch out for." And now for the grand finale below.......
Let me just say it is so worth the 10.00. You can't put a price on this kind of entertainment. Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, moms to be, trying to be a moms, honorary aunties to my kids, friends and family.


The Alt Martha said...

Forget about sports...enroll that boy in theater!!

norma said...

lol. Good suggestion.