Mama Diaries

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bubba Bocce Ball

It was a beautiful day here in Cincinnati.  My boy wanted to play outside.  "Mama, come play with me!"

I couldn't say "no" to the little man (even though I still have a ton of stuff to do get ready for Easter!).  "Okay, Bubba, I'll play for a little while."

We went outside and found the Bocce Ball game.  "Let's play this," Bubba said. 

If you're not familiar with the game, here's how it works:  You throw a little white ball, and then you throw some heavy colored balls and try to hit the white one.   The person who gets the closest wins the round.

We began the game.  I threw the white ball, then standing in place, I threw my red balls.  They got pretty close.  Then it was Bubba's turn.  Do you know what he did?  He walked right up to the white ball and plopped his black balls down next to it.

"Bubba,"  I said.  "That's not how you play the game.  That's cheating!"

"Sorry, Mama, I'll do it different next time."

And he did.  When it was his turn to throw the white ball, he picked it up and put it on a tree branch.  Then he positioned his black balls on branches right next to it.

I shook my head.  "Bubba, what do you call this? You're supposed to throw the ball like I did.  And it's supposed to land on the ground!"

"No, Mama," he answered.  "We're not playing regular Bocce Ball.  We're playing Bubba Bocce Ball." 

23 comments:

  1. Make the rules up as he goes along, then he'll always win haha

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    1. That's his motto: Always win, never lose!

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  2. His creativity always amazes me! Happy weekend!

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    1. Same to you. Have a terrific weekend!

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  3. I wish I were smart enough to make up my own rules. I always seem to follow someone else's, especially the rules in my beloved grammatical guides. I should create Bubba Grammar.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. LOL! This reminds me of my sister. She'd always make up her own rules for games, too...

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    1. Technically, no, since I'd want to play by the rules, which would cause us to argue and stop playing. No losers...but no winners, either! XD

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  5. Bocce ball sounds fun to play. Moreso, with the new set of rules from Bubba :)

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    1. It was definitely an interesting way to play!

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  6. I think the deck was stacked against you from the beginning!

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  7. Awww, so cute. Don't think I could resist Bubba's rules either.

    Happy Easter!

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    1. Gotta love them!

      Happy Easter to you, too!

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  8. You need to make up your own rules to make it a more level playing field.

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    1. Yeah. Apparently I'm a little behind the eight ball!

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  9. That is really cute! Have a wonderful Easter....

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  10. LOL! That little man thinks outside the box!
    Thanks for the happy birthday wish! :):)

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    1. You're welcome. Hope you had a great day!

      Happy Easter!

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  11. So cute! This reminds me of playing Scrabble with my granddaughter, Faith. We put the words all over the board and they didn't have to connect.

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  12. Seriously? That is what I named my soft bocce company!! (but before I heard of your story :-)) Checkout http://www.bubbabocce.com

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