Quotes I heard this week when "talking up" basketball practice:
"Mommy, sometimes girls change their minds and don't have to play basketball."
"Mommy, I just like girl things like ballet."
"Mommy, when I get bigger I will go to basketball, but not now, ok?"
Oh she's so polite when trying to get out of something! Ha! Well, much to her dismay we still went to basketball. She didn't mind it once it started. We grabbed a basketball and she started getting the hang of dribbling. So cute! We then worked on passing. She got that down too. Once the practice started my little momma heart was so proud of how well she followed directions! She wasn't scared and did everything she was told. There were only three girls in the group of 17. Once they split the kids into 3-4 yr olds and 5-7 yr olds,SJ was the only girl in her group. They then gave them mini basketballs which were way more difficult for the little hands to control. But, she had fun anyway. The only meltdown came 40 minutes into the 45 minute practice when the basketball goal was too high for her to shoot at. She was done at that point. She told me she was just too sweaty. On the walk to the car she said, "Mom, I think I need to do ballet next time. They wear pink tutus." Where did this girl come from? Don't worry mom, I will sign her up for dance or gymnastics someday...
Oh, and we ended the night with ice cream. They both loved that!