Photo of the day: My basketball star

by DaniGirl on April 23, 2015 · 4 comments

in Photo of the Day

There is a very long story behind this photo which boils down to this: I am super proud of my boy Simon. He made the school basketball team, but in order to make it to early morning practices, he had to walk to school himself, which he did rain or shine – even a few days when he was sick. And when practice conflicted with his commitment to walk a neighbour’s dog in the mornings, he got up extra early so he could do both.

He’s #21, watching his shot sail into the net just as the buzzer sounded to end his shift.

Simon ball

I may have mentioned before that we’re not the sportiest family on the block but I’m delighted that the boys are slowly proving me wrong. And when they say that parenting means having your heart walk around outside your chest, this is what they mean. Sometimes your heart gets so big with pride that nothing can contain it.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chantal April 23, 2015 at 10:30 am

Oh I love this! I know exactly how you feel. Way to go Simon!

2 Steve W April 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

That is awesome! DD10 recently participated in her school BBALL tourney and I managed to watch 3 games and was elated when she scored several buckets, got some rebounds but even better had an enormous amount of fun and was a good sport!

Way to go Simon!

3 smothermother April 24, 2015 at 7:24 am

sweet shot Simon!

4 Fran Donders April 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

I’m also very proud of you Simon – keep up the good work

Granny

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