Thursday, October 06, 2011
Ok, I have never blogged before and I have to admit I am a bit intimidated to even try one. I read other peoples blogs occasionally and everyone seems so witty and wise. I have enjoyed writing poetry and short stories in my past. I even published a fanzine for a while and took a writing correspondence course. So it should not be as hard as I feel it is going to be. I guess I am having trouble deciding on what to blog about. Maybe it is fear that is making me stall. Being an approval addict, I fear people wil not enjoy my blogs content. It sounds pretty pathetic looking at it now.
So I guess I will start with "playing" tennis with my children today. I use the term "playing" very loosely. We spend quite a bit of time chasing the balls around the court. This all started, I guess, back when I was in high school. I have never been athletic in my life. I HATED gym class! I was over weight and uncoordinated. I esp. hated team sports. It is bad enough to do badly in gym but when you are the cause of your team's losing the game, it really bites.
Fortunately, my best friend in high school was equally over weight and uncoordinated and we actually had gym class together for one whole semester one year. So we signed up for all the same class choices in gym and chose tennis as the least physically and emotionally demanding option. After a couple days of seeing how bad we were the gym teacher paired us up as partners. Needless to say, we lost all our doubles matches. But when it was just the two of us trying to lob the ball back and forth over the net, and chasing the ball more often than not, we shared some of the funniest moments of our friendship.
So, fast forward, about eighteen years, as a homeschooling mom who still hated physical activity but knew she had to do something for PE with the kids, I decided to introduce my wonderful children to the joys of "playing" tennis.
We too chase the ball more often than not. We do occasionally get a good lobbing going, though. We sweat, we get winded and we sometimes laugh until we cry. We may never go pro but oh the memories we will cherish forever!
Well, that went better than I thought! Maybe blogging will become my "new" thing, after all.
Until next time, love & skittles,