We’re Not Pro Material

by Pam on February 1, 2012

Top speeds have never been a problem in our home.

My husband knew he was not marrying an athlete when he proposed to me. He made the mistake of taking me to play mini-golf while we were dating. His reward for standing behind me when I took a swing? Getting clunked in the head with a golf club. Thankfully, the heat was taken off me when my very pregnant friend hit the man at the next hole with her golf ball.

Over the years since we married he has suffered from various other athletic accidents involving me. I didn’t mean to hit him in the head with the volleyball when we were playing on the Church team. Plus, I switched to soft baseballs to prevent any damage from accidental hits in the head.
I hoped my (non)abilities would bypass my kids. No such luck. Over the years poor Bryan has suffered black eyes from being hit by baseballs and more clunks in the head from the random golf clubs.

I had planned on teaching my kids the one sport I had always enjoyed-Basketball. After watching the neighbors playing basketball, I pushed our goal to the back yard so we could practice there. It faces our neighbors house who also appears to be athletically challenged.

I thought maybe an awesome, high quality, long lasting goal like the Pro Dunks Hoop our church has would inspire my children to become better athletes. Instead, during my daughter’s first peewee game she managed to get knocked to the ground and bite her tongue in half.

We plan to keep trying to be amateur athletes. At least we provide amusement for our neighbors.

Please see my disclosure notice here.

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Terri February 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Oh, gravy! Sounds like you really bowled your hubby over! ;) Never fear, it’s all about the equipment! This hoop looks fantastic and certainly sturdy enough to keep your family safe! Thanks for sharing!

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Closer to Lucy February 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Good equipment really is half the battle and as long as they have fun trying who cares about the rest :)

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Grace February 2, 2012 at 2:36 am

These hoops look really great and no matter how old the kids are they never out grow them.

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Crystal February 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

OUCH! Her poor tonque. My husband always says he is going to cement half the yard for a court.. but my husband SAYS a lot of things ;-)

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Beeb February 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Oh my gosh, I was laughing at your story on the mini golf course! But OW at your daughter’s injury!! :(

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Amy February 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Oh, geez, your daughter’s experience sounds terrible. The rest of your story, however, was hilarious. Though my husband played football in high school, we are also an athletically challenged family. :)

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Samantha February 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm

we are not pros either here LOL

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