The other day I had a brilliant idea.
Let’s take them BOWLING.
Let it be known that this is a huge stretch for me-doing something new, going freaking bowling. I haven’t gone bowling since I was 14 or so, the last time with some older guy who wanted in my pants. (Even at 14 I was like “Bowling? Srsly?”) But I thought the girls might enjoy it-something new for them to do, something interesting.
And frankly, it was a ball. It was far far far too hot in the place, and it took us awhile to figure out how to work the lane, but the girls had a hoot, cheering and yelling anytime we managed to hit something, sliding around on their shoes. The best part though? When they turn the lights down for Glow Bowling-disco balls, black lights…I could have done without the sappy country music, but otherwise, the girls were entranced. So lesson for next time-make sure they nap so we can stay later.
And ask for a lane away from other people. Being surrounded by “serious bowlers” isn’t fun, especially when one middle aged, trying to be “cool” with my daughter and her friends sniffs “I should have brought my OWN balls” when she realizes she had to share with us. My heart broke for the little wench, it really did.
Watching a pin get knocked into someone else’s lane was rather amusing too. 😛
I really didn’t expect to enjoy myself, but the looks on the faces of the girls, their happy little faces when they knocked down a pin-that reminded me why I’m trying to work outside the box a bit more. Cause we’re all a lot happier with something new in our lives.