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When I saw the theme for this week's photo hunt, I was... less than excited. Sports and I do not co-exist peacefully. Although, if I were going to be technical, it's more specifically sports equipment and I that have issues.
That's because I have some sort of magnetic force that pulls sports equipment towards me. Had someone been reporting the sports that were occuring in my family, the copy would resemble this:
"Yesterday's baseball game was called after the ball was hit straight into the face of first baseman NTE."
Or "The metal bat got away from Only Brother, and, to the awe of all, flew backwards and took NTE down at the knees."
"Family outing ends in stitches for NTE when basketball hoop crashes down on NTE."
"Tennis camp money returned as NTE sprains ankle on another player's volley."
"Although NTE wisely decided not to participate in the yesterday's badmitton game, this did not prevent tragedy: Even though she was sitting a good 15 feet from the main action, SisterJ's racket managed to fly out of her hand, hitting NTE in the face and leaving a horseshoe shaped bruise."
I had no luck when it came to sports: you name a piece of sports equipment, I can show you the scars or tell you about the size bruises it can produce. Basketballs, footballs, hockey pucks & sticks. Lacrosse sticks, bowling balls, croquet mallets, volleyball nets.
So I, understandably, shivered at the thought of having to find some sort of sports-related picture for this post.
I shouldn't have worried, though. There were plenty to choose from, as I am the only one in our family thus afflicted:
Here's Only Brother, circa 1987, playing catch. Catch was a game I never really understood the point of. Watching a ball get thrown back and forth... and back... and forth... was just about as boring a thing as I could imagine. Yet the men in my family still find it enthralling. I'd rather read a book.
And here's some t-ball playing at Youngest Nephew's 6th birthday, this May:
Here's my personal favorite --> Water balloon fights.
A game where the equipment is supposed to hit you?
I bet you can guess who usually wins at that~