Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Help Me

Well, God has a sense of humor I suppose. That's the only way to explain that my son is likely going to be an athlete. The boy spends all day throwing balls around the house. It's his favorite word, and he's getting to be a pretty good shot on the mini basketball goal we bought him. What's a non-sport playing, geeky father to do?

Last night when I put him in his crib, I left a small rubber basketball in the crib with him, which he was cradling next to him when I tucked him in. This morning, he woke us up over the monitor saying "Ball! Ball! Ball!" over and over again, where he usually just starts off babbling or saying "Daddy!" until someone comes and gets him.

I'm so pitiful I didn't even know what the game of "Horse" means for basketball until Marissa explained it to me. Jack basically plays Horse by himself, and moves to different positions around the living room to throw the ball towards the hoop. He even crouches down and shoots the ball up with a fling on the wrists like real basketball players do. For an 18 month old, he has a pretty good technique, or so I've been told.

4 comments:

HatchWife said...

Yeah! I guess God knew that I wanted at least 1 athletic child and since Victoria hates sports I guess it will be me and jack. He now will say aww when he misses and swish when he scores. Hee Hee. Also he knows the white ball is baseball and will try to hit it with a bat and kick a soccer ball. He LOVES balls!!!!! I love watching him. He does have great basketball form and follow thru (all my b ball coaches would be proud). We will have to go watch sissy cheer at her basketball games.

Nome said...

Oh boy.... He did not get that ability from the Hatcher side. Is anyone in the family athletic? I can't think of anyone? He must have gotten that gene from his Mom's side. I can just see him saying awww and swish!!! He is a doll and maybe will be a real athlete. Nome

Anonymous said...

The Gom Jabbar awaits....


- Heff

Androo87 said...

That's funny. My dad is super athletic.. and I'm more of the writing type. He's probably my best friend in the entire world and I'd seriously do anything for him. You don't have to worry about such a minor difference. Especially if he goes pro and rakes in the cash.