Mama Diaries

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mister Lucky

If you read my last post, you know my son, Bubba, broke his wrist.  His arm is in a cast.  This hasn't stopped him from having fun.

He was invited to a birthday party for one of his friends - a bowling party.

"Are you sure you want to go?"  I asked.  "We could just drop off the present and come home."

He looked at me like I had three eyeballs.  "Are you crazy, Mama?  I'm going.  And I'm bowling!"

All right, then.

I brought him to the bowling alley and stayed for a little while, just to make sure he was okay.  The boy got on his bowling shoes (with a little help), and grabbed a ball. This was a major challenge because he broke his dominant wrist. I thought for sure he was going to drop the ball on his big toe and break that!  But no.  He wobbled to the lane and heaved the ball on to it. I watched as it snaked along, bumping into the gutter guards.

There's no way he's going to get even one pin down, I thought.

Boy, was I wrong!  On the last bounce off the gutter guard, it made a dead aim for the center pin...and knocked all of them down!

I was in a complete state of disbelief.

Bubba turned around and gave me a big grin.  "See, Mama.  I'm even better with a broken wrist!"

47 comments:

  1. Lol!!.. I'm such a crappy bowler.. all style and no substance. Your son would have beaten me.. even with his broken wrist!

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    1. Haha! You might've done better than usual with the gutter guards, though!

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  2. Best he had the best game of his life!

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    1. He told me he had gotten a couple more strikes after I had left. The boy is better than me! ;0)

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  3. Maybe that's my problem: I'm bowling with the correct hand. Go, Bubba, go!

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  4. hope that doesn't give him any ideas.....

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    1. No kidding! One broken wrist is quite enough!

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    1. He certainly doesn't let things stop him!

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  6. LOL that is awesome, never know what one can do until they try

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  7. Oh, the happy adaptability of the young!

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    1. I guess I probably wouldn't have wanted to pass up the chance to bowl, either!

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  8. You don't need entertainment with your kids around. . .He's a trooper, especially when there's a party at stake.

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  9. You can't keep a determinated boy down for long.
    Yvonne.

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  10. Wow, that's great! Makes me think about how us adults complicate things too much. We're better off looking at life through a child's eyes. :)

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  11. That's our Bubba. We all have a stake in raising that boy. It's a tribute to your writing that we feel we know Bubba.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Haha! I'm sure everyone who's been following me a while feels as if they know him. He's really a personable young man. I wish you could meet him in person!

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  12. Aw, that's awesome! Glad to see he's able to still have fun with a broken wrist... :)

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    1. He pretty much has fun, no matter what.

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  13. I love his determination! He's inspiring. :)

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    1. Ha! Almost like your Sunday Inspirations. ;0)

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    1. I'm sure there's no way I could've done that!

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  15. Awesome! He should hook up with Jo @ http://henderson-jo.blogspot.com/ she was of fire while bowling, too! Good job, Bubba!

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    1. I'm sure she'd love him as a bowling partner. (Although she might end up laughing more than bowling!)

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  16. I'm sorry about his wrist.

    That's awesome. He is determined.

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    1. He certainly doesn't let a little cast stop him!

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  17. HA! I love this. Mr. Lucky, indeed. He has a great attitude :)

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  18. That's a great story! Hope his wrist heals soon :-)

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    1. It'll be 4 weeks in the cast. But it's a cool camo color, so he's thrilled with it!

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  19. Reverse my bowling with my golf average and I could turn pro in both sports.

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  20. That's so funny, Sherry. I can't believe he did that! Good job, Bubba

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