Family bowling day.
Love the summer kids bowl free program. Our busy week had branched us out, but today we gathered together, to reset, to enjoy one another. As I watched each child approach, toss, and celebrate their frames, I reflected on my motherhood journey.
- High five when they score a turkey...and when only one pin falls. Each pin is worth celebrating!
- Sometimes you have to use strategy. Other times use the ramp to guide the ball.
- Love your husband well, even if the ball rolls to the gutter. No doubt there was effort behind the throw even if the end result was not what was intended.
- One person's three pin is an another person's strike; everyone is unique. Celebrate the individual, not just the accomplishment.
- Use the bumpers (a.k.a support network) when needed...and be willing to be someone else's bumper.
- Everyone needs encouragement, even the pro bowler (a.k.a veteran mother)
- Don't head to retirement too early; there is always a beginner needing some tips and hints to the game.
- Use the right size ball for YOU. Heavier balls, ones suited for someone else can cause injury.
- Approach the lane confidently...and focus on the pins.
- Adapt your approach to your game. Some bowlers walk methodically and launch, others walk to the line and throw. Each approach is unique to the bowler.
- Don't let the one pin left standing discourage your game. There is a reset button.
Family bowling day. A day of family togetherness and learning, for all ages, bowlers and non-bowlers. A day well-spent.