Wow! We had a busy evening! Two of our sons play on a local homeschool basketball team and tonight was the "basketball banquet." This is where they receive their awards for the year and get their "official" pats on the back for a well-played year. It was mostly a fun evening; getting the awards, talking about how they played this year and the things they'll be making changes to next season. Overall, it was a great night.
I didn't really think about it much while we were there but when we got home I couldn't stop thinking about how much time we've spent together and how much I'll miss all those kids! It's almost like they become part of your own family... especially after we spent a week together in the same hotel at "Nationals." That was like having our own little community! We would visit back and forth from one room to another...it was great. Sort of makes you wonder what it would be like if we all lived in the same neighborhood.
This was our first year in basketball and I do believe we may be addicted. On the drive home, one of the boys ask if it was too early to sign up for next year. I didn't really need to answer this question...he already knew the answer.
We have a couple of great coaches who let them know we'd like to win our games but not at the expense of loosing our Christian character. Winning at all costs...isn't really winning. I like that attitude and the kids show it in each game they play.
Our boys have also made some great friendships. Maybe there's something about a bunch of boys sweating and getting stinky together that bonds them. It's kind of gross for us mom's but we still like to see it. To all those who helped our boys...thanks.
So... to all our teammates out there...we'll see you next fall! Ok...we'll see you before then. You know...part of that new stuff we're going to do...getting together to practice a little throughout the summer!