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!).