Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Andersen's first Basketball Camp

Andersen hasn't ever done organized sports yet in his life.  He's never yet been on a basketball or soccer team and has been begging and begging this past year for that experience.  So this summer, I thought it would be fun to sign him up for a boys basketball camp; four times a week for two weeks, two hours each time. 

For the past two months, we've been talking about "basketball camp" for Buster.  And he's been super excited, bringing it up every day.  How many more days. . . ?

It finally started yesterday.  He got up early with a smile from ear to ear, got all his jobs done faster than I thought possible, then headed off with a few buddies on the street to his first ever basketball "camp".

When he came home, I met him at the door and asked him how it was, did he have fun, was it hard, who was his coach, how many boys, did he feel safe, did he make any baskets, did he do dribble drills, . . .blah blah blah. . .

The conversation went like this:

Me-Buster, how was basketball camp?  Did you have fun?

Buster-Yea, it was fun. . . but they totally tricked us.(just imagine arms up in the air doing major hand motions, very dramatic, emphasis on "Tricked.  Us." )

Me-what do you mean, they tricked you?

Buster-Mom. . . it wasn't a camp. . . they didn't even have any tents.  It was only just plain basketball.  No camping at all. . . wierd huh!

End of conversation.  I laughed so hard, gave him a huge hug, and continued asking more about all the details of "basketball  camp".  And every time I mentioned the word "camp", he reminded me that it was just basketball.  No. Camp.

I love the mind of my little 5 year old  boy!!!

1 comment:

  1. That is pretty funny. Your son is so brave going to "camp" all by himself. My son Nathan (turns 5 in September) is a nervous kid. I am his primary teacher this year because last year he wouldn't go to sunbeams. I hope that he get's less nervous with age. He still has one more year of preschool. I love these cute pictures of your kids in the sidebar.