I Was Wrong: Experiencing Junior High Basketball
Remember last year when I told you Cross Country was the Best Sport Ever? Mainly because you can park yourself in a seat and read until the last 5 minutes when your child crosses the finish line and you can smile, cheer, and Be Proud?
Yeah. Turns out I was wrong.
Very, very wrong.
I discovered this sad fact on cold, rainy, morning here in the Pacific Northwest when we loaded up the family (what fun!) to all go support our two cross country runners, Hezekiah and Tucker. Sadly, I did not take into account that having two runners, one in junior high and one in high school would extend our time in the rain exponentially.
We went. We froze. We got wet. We cheered. We were hungry. Did I mention we were cold?
Yes, I learned, cross country is not The Best Sport Ever after all. If you want to see us suffering, check out my September Wrap-Up Vlog at the end of this post.
Junior high basketball? Well, that’s another story altogether.
Five Awesome Things About Junior High Basketball
- Practice is right after school. Tucker can ride the late bus home.
- I only had to provide new shoes for this sport.
- All games take place inside. Never (ever) will I have to sit in the rain, in a foggy campground, for hours, to watch him play.
- Our next door neighbor also plays basketball, so sometimes he can get a ride home from games.
- The season is short.
I case you can’t tell, Tucker is number 4. Tucker has always been one of our most outgoing, active, kids. He is an extrovert for sure. He is a natural leader, excels in school, and thrives on competition.
And finally, our latest vlog! I was having trouble with some of my equipment, but here is a recap of September in our large family. If you just want to watch our rainy cross-country misadventure, start at 4:53 but if you do that, you will miss out on our dance party!