Tonight we will travel to watch our fifth boys basketball game since New Year’s Day. Tomorrow there will be one more game before the boys basketball team has a week off. I am going to hit the road on Monday for a Minnesota speaking engagement and then zip home, without any winter weather hold ups I hope.
Our first boys basketball home game in our small town is next week. This is our son, Hunter’s senior basketball season, his fifth varsity season. Basketball is a part of our family culture. Everyone plays basketball, some better than others. We are intense and loyal fans of all basketball.
Hunter signs his letter of intent to play college football at the University of North Dakota in early February. Our winters will definitely change next year without high school basketball games filling our calendar. We won’t be attending 20 plus basketball every winter with another four months of AAU basketball weekend tournaments from April until August. I am more sentimental this year about basketball as this is a finale. For Hunter basketball is a game he loves, has taught him layers of life lessons and built lifelong friendships on and off the court.
Sidenote about this picture: Anika’s ONE missing uniform sock yesterday. How can one sock make me crazy? It did. I washed everything and the one missing item was the sock she needed. She settled for black socks and I was probably the only one who cared about the missing sock. I hope it shows up this weekend stuck in a clean shirt or pants.
I love how our small town keeps kids active in the winter with opportunities for twirling, dance and later this winter Anika plans to try pee-wee wrestling again. Her pink singlet is waiting in her closet. We live rural and remotely but make the best of volunteers creating opportunities for our next generation.
On last Sunday’s drive to church we each said one thing we hope to do in 2016. Not exactly resolutions but more of a goal or focus. Anika’s was to go to more gymnastics. Elizabeth’s is to play more basketball! Hunter’s is to gain 20 lbs. After all, he’s going to be a college football player so farewell to skinny basketball player. It’s time to bulk up later this year.
For now we content to enjoy each week this winter of a final high school basketball season and enjoy the girls in their halftime twirling and dance performances.