Sunday, July 3, 2011

Who's the Boss?

Thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program, I've gone bowling with the boys a few times this summer. Carter is finally old enough now that the arcade portion of the bowling alley is no longer more enticing than the bowling lane, so we're actually able to get in 6 games (2 for each of us) for just a $4 shoe rental. Cha-ching.

The problem in bowling with a 5 and 7 year old is that they want strikes or spares on every frame. To keep them motivated when that doesn't happen, I've got to be an energetic cheerleader. "Way to hit that gutter!", "Oooh, you almost had it that time!", "Way to go!", "Knock the crap out of those pins!", etc.

My new cheerleading slogan that I tried the other day was "show those pins who's boss!" The first time I said it, I had to explain what I meant, but the boys seemed to like it. I said it a few times that night and the boys started saying it too.

Near the end of the 2nd game, Carter picked up his ball, looked back at me and said pompously, "I'll show those pins who's boss!" He then moseyed to the foul line, prepped the ball, and before releasing he yelled "JESUS is the BOSS!"

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