Bowling had been something that Chris and I used to do quite a bit before the children were born. We have a bowling alley in our clubhouse and there was a time when Chris and I were bowling so much that we actually got our own bowling shoes. I’m glad we didn’t go as far as getting our own balls, although we did consider it at one point.
There’s something very satisfying about knocking down the pins with a heavy ball… These were the balls we used today when we brought Josh and Zoë along. The green ones (6 lbs) were for the kiddies; the orange (8 lbs) for me; and the 10-lb red balls were Chris’.
We were there early and signed up for two 30-minute sessions. It was great as we had the run of the alley. There was not another soul in sight. We got all the balls we needed. The tikesters could walk and run about without us being worried that they would disturb other bowlers.
I’d forgotten to request that they dim the lights so that we could do some cosmic bowling. I bet Josh and Zoë would have gotten a kick out of that. Oh well. Next time.
We all had fun. And because we took it easy this time, I hope Chris and I won’t have sore glutes tomorrow. Josh and Zoë bowled as well, but were more interested in the colored balls, the ball return mechanism, and the cartoons that would come up in-between rolls of the ball. Especially Zoë.
Here is Josh taking his turn. He insisted on wanting to go at it alone, although generally Chris would crouch behind each of them and help them push-roll the ball.
This photo made me laugh out loud! It looked as if Chris just
pooped out birthed Zoë, don’t you think?
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