I’m delighted to be hosting #BlogFlash2012 – 30 Days, 30 Prompts 30 Posts.
If you’d like to jump on board, it’s not too late!
Don’t forget to leave your “Day Twenty – Sports” post link in the comments below so I can stop by!
#BlogFlash2012: Day Twenty – Sports
Except as a spectator, I’ve never had much interest in sports. A lefty inadvertently turned righty in kindergarten, I have a miserable sense of direction. I also have poor spatial awareness, neither of which bodes well for an athlete. In school, shoulders hunched in shrinking embarrassment, I was always the last person picked for teams.
Who would have guessed that the birth of our first grandson would tease out my inner athlete? I, who’d never played softball at a picnic (unless pushed), suddenly found myself, on cool autumn nights, pitching ball after ball to an eighteen-month-old baby in diapers. Now that Sam’s 5, my athletic prowess no match for his, I’ve been relegated to the sidelines. Only now I stand tall-for love of a child, I played.
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Great post!! For love of a child is the best reason to do something!! http://candylittle.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/promp…
Not everyone is good at sport and your skills lie in a different direction – there's nothing wrong with that! To step up to the plate for the love of a child is the very best reason to try. Good on you, Terri!
Here's the link to mine: http://wp.me/p1UhOl-9n
I'm pretty rubbish at sports, but I do like swimming…and I have loved kicking a football around with my son as he grew up!
So many kids would be lucky to have a grandmother like you! What a wonderful post!
I have taken the lighter side today in my prompt. here is day 20 (already! wow!)
My mom never encouraged us to play sports. She gave us a more classical upbringing – art and books and music. Not until my jr. year in high school did I find my inner athlete, and considering how competitive she is (!) it's a good thing, it's probably for the best that she lay dormant so long!!!
My link for the day is here: http://www.sweetbananaink.com/2012/08/20/blog-fla…
I'm terrible at sports yet I end up kicking the ball around with my oldest. I just hope she turns out to be more coordinated than I am :-)
Here is mine for today – http://librarygirlreads.blogspot.com/2012/08/spor…
That's was sweet Terri; the good news is that you've got a new little one to whom you'll be throwing the ball with real soon.
Not playing sports in school is a big regret of mine, but I was needed to help raise my brothers and keep the house while my mother worked to support us.
Here's mine: http://donnalsadd.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/day-20…
I enjoyed writing this one… I am not good at sports, either… but I have two shining moments in athletic prowess… both moments were complete shocks to my teen self.
Great to remember!
It's great when we can have those moments that surprise even ourselves! Thanks for the link, Julie!
I love the transformation in this. Wonderful writing.
Thank you so much, Elisabeth!
Grandchildren do bring out a lot in us, the good and not so good. But wouldn't trade a second of the joy.
Grandchildren do bring out a lot in us, the good and not so good. But wouldn't trade a second of the joy. Here is mine http://jemcogdell.blogspot.com/2012/08/better-lat…
No, neither would I! Thank you so much for joining us for #BlogFlash2012, Jean!
Great post today! Growing up, I wasn't the sporty type either.
Here is my day 20 entry: http://christinakrieger.com/2012/08/20/blogflash-…
Thank you so much for the link, Christina!
Even if you think you can't do this or won't have fun, you can and you will:
Eighty Six's Writers and Bloggers Only Fantasy Football League
(Yeah, Terri, I had no coordination either until I was at least 25 and had been handling trays and bottles for years.)
As I commented on your blog, you have to love the challenge within a challenge concept! Thanks for the link!
Aw, I love your last line! Well done, you! :)
I've not much to say about sports to be honest, but just about 10 mins ago I've found this video which was so much in topic, I was amazed :)
Thank you so much, Andrea!
Here's my "sports" post. It's all fluff. Try not to choke on it.
I really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!
Great post Terri.
I think a few of us were not the first choices when it came to school sports :)
I've always preferred watching sports rather than participating in them.
It seems we can't all be good at all things – and the world would be very dull if we were! Thanks for the link, David!
I love Football!
Hope you enjoy the football season, Joy! Thanks for the link!
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Sports was a hard one for me. I tried putting my characters in a sports like situation, but I doubt it will end up in the final cut. It's always good to explore a character's development.
Thanks Heidi – I really enjoyed your post!
What I really meant to say about sports in a post-apocalyptic world.
Guys get excited about fantasy football this time of year.
Thanks so much, Eighty Six!
I#ll play anything with a racket – Squash mainly, because I like smashing away the frustration ;)
Hopefully, this is a twist in the tale http://dreaming-of-stories.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08…
Thank you so much for the link, Afsaneh!
Absolutely Candy – I completely agree! Thank you so much for the link!
Thank you so much, Carlie!
Children somehow make the things we dislike so much more fun! Thank you for the link, Lisa!
Thank you Melina – that's so kind! Thank you for the link!
It's great that you got an opportunity to embrace your inner athlete in high school! Did you still play sports? Thank you so much for the link!
I'm sure she'll appreciate that, Angela! Thank you so much for the link!
Thank you so much, Donna! I'm so sorry you didn't get the chance to play sports, but it's so wonderful that you supported your mother the way you did!
I get caught up and them I am behind again. lol I will never get ahead in my work. http://wp.me/p2pf5s-1u0
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