Both girls are playing NJB basketball this year--Jenny for the first time and Katie for the last. They play at 11:30 and 12:40, respectively, at two different gyms down in town, so a good part of Saturdays are spent on basketball. Richard coaches Katie's team and is assistant coach on Jen's team, so he's a busy guy. All Joel and I have to do is go and watch, which is fine with me!
I have such mixed feelings about organized sports--I wish that kids could just go out, round up a group, and play on their own, but that's not the way our society is set up these days. I know this is a cliche, but so many parents take this sport thing WAY TOO SERIOUSLY--it makes me very sad for the kids. You can see it in their bodies; the set of their shoulders, the hang of their head, when Mom or Dad is screaming up in the stands, obviously dissatisfied with their child's performance--as though a kid plays badly on purpose!
Gotta head down to town--just wanted to throw this out for discussion--