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Thursday, June 25, 2009

How to bowl with little girls

We took the girls bowling this afternoon, and I forgot my camera. A complete travesty, as they were the cutest little bowlers in the place. We don't bowl often as a family-- we're not really the athletic type when it comes down to it-- so this was a major event for us.

I learned a few things about bowling with children of the female variety, especially compared to the little boy bowling in the next lane over.

1. No high fives for girls. They each needed a hug from everyone after they did their turn. They also insisted on hugging Joel and me after our turns as well.

2. Girls bowl daintily. The ball goes down the lane more slowly than you could ever imagine, and it is somewhat shocking when it actually knocks some pins down.

3. Girls are observant. Sophia noticed how Joel and I walked up to the lane to throw the ball, and how our legs would kick out behind us as we let go. She was using that special rolling-contraption-thing-a-ma-jig to do her ball, and she insisted on a little kick of the foot before she pushed it down.

4. Girls are more enamored of their "cute" bowling shoes and the color of their bowling balls than their actual score.

5. Girls get giddily excited even if they roll a gutter ball, which they did even with the bumpers. They get over the moon excited when they actually knock down a pin or two. But it's still not as cool as a pink bowling ball.

6. We should go more often. It's fun to bowl with little girls.

Final scores: Lara: 105, Joel: 101 (Yes, I won! It's never happened before in our entire marriage!), Bria: 70, Chloe: 65, Sophia: 78 (she actually rolled a strike!).

17 comments :

  1. You know, that list could apply to me too! I like having a pink ball, and I need a hug after every throw (Derek thinks it gets old after a while, but I tell him it's necessary!). Oh, and sometimes I kick my right leg behind me so far I end up sitting down. It's only a little embarrassing! :)

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  2. Very fun! I love bowling with my kids, because they are so much fun to watch.

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  3. Wow-you broke 100! I rarely do that. Even my 9-year-old (boy) beats me!
    :~D

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  4. What fun! We need to go bowling sometime too.

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  5. That is so cute! We took the kids bowling once and discovered very quickly that it is nowhere near as easy as on the Wii!

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  6. hehe!! That is SO very true about bowling with girls. Mine are the same way. It really is a fun activity to do as a family!!

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  7. Great lessons learned! I'm sure they were adorable.

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  8. Fun! Lael love to bowl too but seems more intrested in getting the "prettiest" ball. LOL!

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  9. Bowling is one of our favorite things to do as a family! And we take our special ed. class monthly too. Every ball thrown is a victory whether it knocks anything down or not. I love it!

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  10. Yeah, well I'm super bummed there are no pictures!!

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  11. You're having so much fun with your girls! We need to go sometime,too!

    We'll be moving next year so I'm kind of slowly packing things we don't need in the apartment and slowly putting them back in the storage. It'd be that much easier for me in the long run since the kids will have a crazy schedule soon enough when school starts up again in August.

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  12. This is such a cute post. I can picture being right there with those dainty little girls & their pink bowling ball.

    (funny that Sophie won out of the girls!)

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  13. They did pretty well!!!

    And way to go, winner :)

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  14. I still regret not getting klutzy Mk on video when we went bowling. Too funny. Love the dainty girl rules. :-)

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