Sunday, November 7, 2010

BolleyBall

As Ethan calls it.  Meg is playing volleyball this season and had her first game this weekend.  I don't know anything about the sport, I don't think I've ever even actually seen a game before this weekend, but it was fun (and over quickly, I'm favorite kind of game!)  

At Meg's level, a full volleyball match is made up of three separate games, the winner is the team that wins the most games (at higher levels it's best out of 5) .  The first two games are to 25 points, the third game, if it's needed, is played to 15 points, BUT, the winning team must win by 2 points, so in our case, the last game went to 16 points.  I guess if both teams are really good, a match could go on for a long time, but fortunately for us, both teams were pretty stinky, so it was over fast.  And Meg's team won!  Hooray!

I have no idea where the girls get their athleticism from, I'm the most un-athletic, uncoordinated, non-joiner I've ever known, but they've both always loved sports and between them have tried just about every one for at least one season (and they typically excel at whatever they try).  I'm doing everything I can to encourage them to keep playing as they get older in the hopes it'll help them stay active and fit, and less likely to be battling the sloth-like tendencies and sheer hatred of exercise their mom has, when they hit middle age. 

Now that E is old enough to join and play his own sports, and I'm on my own, it's kind of tough trying to cover 3 different events for 3 different kids in 3 different places, all on the same day (every sport here plays on Saturdays) especially if someone has an away game, but like everything else, we're working it out!





The last point never made it on the board, but they won 16 - 14.

4 comments:

thefukases said...

Three kids, three sports, one day??? You're amazing! I love how active your girls are. Especially as they get into the higher years of school. Go them and go you and your organisational skills!

Gina said...

"I have no idea where the girls get their athleticism from, I'm the most un-athletic, uncoordinated, non-joiner I've ever known, but they've both always loved sports"

What you wrote up above...so perfect! I can relate to that paragraph completely. It's the same with my kids too. They didn't get that from me either. But like you said...hopefully active kids will make active adults. And I can get some sloth like tendencies myself. ; ) Oh dear. Just wanted to say. Right on to your kids. You've got such good eggs there. And that paragraph which I cut and pasted. Had me shaking my head up and down in agreement and smiling. : )

Robin Vistnes said...

Go Meggy! You did put it nicely how you are not athletic- I totally concur- I stink at bally-runny-throwy-catchy games.

Rebecca said...

You never played in HS?! It was my favorite!

I know what you mean about sporty kids. I always liked being active but not, I repeat NOT, sports (exception noted above). Bekah and Jaz followed suit and then came Belle...'nuff said.