Wordless Wednesdays - Dad's Rookie!

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Nothing better than getting your own into sports.  My daughter, Claire, has her first season as pDaddy's Little Rookielaying basketball of any sort at all.  Never dribbled, never shot, but.....SHE'S VERY ATHLETIC!  She is into gymnastic, and is very even keel in all that she does, but it's a steep learning curve if you're not playing a long time. 

This was one of her last games of the season.  In fact, then she had a double header. 

SHE HAS NEVER SCORED A POINT ALL YEAR, BUT I told her that this is the one sport that it is acceptable to fight. 

She was the most improved player and learned how to box out and fight, fight, fight for a loose ball.

At the end of the year they even created a play called "CLAIRE".  Well guess what?  At the end of the year, she finally gets the play called and she makes her play and gets her bucket.

It doesn't really get any better than this now does it?

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Paul Henderson
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My first year of basketball, I scored 1 point all season, however I led the team in rebounds and I was voted the defensive player of the year. There's a lot more to basketball than scoring; just ask Dennis Rodman... 

December 21, 2011 09:20 PM
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LOL, only because my kid had a similar experience and after the teams getting pummeled all season he comes in one day grining because even though they lost he scored his first 2 points! Even in defeat knowing you helped add to the tally is a nice thing.

You got a good fam my friend enjoy them this Christmas (and I know you do!)

December 21, 2011 09:29 PM
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
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Yay, Claire! Our boys play lots of sports, some better than others, and we love the lessons it teaches them... especially discipline and dedication. It sounds like Claire is learning this lesson well, too.

Gretchen

December 21, 2011 09:50 PM
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Joe Kenny
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Way to go Claire, I know your dad has a smile from ear to ear.  This is the reason I'm always saying it's a good life.

December 21, 2011 10:38 PM
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It's 2 more points than I ever scored.  I didn't play basketball until I did the intramurals b-ball in college.  She's got about 10 more years to up her score above me!

December 22, 2011 12:32 AM
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Fortitude and determination definitely builds character - way to go, Claire!!!!  Thanks for sharng this, Larry!  (Now I want to know what the "Claire" play is)

December 22, 2011 12:49 AM
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Go Claire you're my kind of girl!  Merry Christmas and all the best in 2012.

December 22, 2011 09:56 AM
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Joanna Szwyd
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Oh how proud you have to be, Larry. These are the best sports and games - your own child's games:)

December 22, 2011 10:03 AM
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Todd Mack
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Great story Larry! I know children can be a pain sometimes but in the long run they're always worth it.

December 22, 2011 11:06 AM
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Larry, I bet Claire is EXTRA proud of that bucket - she should be with all that hard work to achieve it!!!  

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and safe and healthy new year. 

December 22, 2011 06:08 PM
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Awesome story Larry. This is a more common occurrence than most people realize.  That first basket that Claire made can be the impetus to thousand more baskets.  Remember...it's all about heart.  With your full suport and encouragement, I am sure that her days of stardom is not too far into the future.  Congratulation...Way to Go Claire!  

December 22, 2011 11:16 PM
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