Saturday, February 20, 2010

Good Ponytail Day

I have a pretty good view from the floor at Sarah's games. I like the way the floor shines and it's easier to pick that up when I'm sitting low. Plus, I'm a floor sitter from way back. Sarah played hard today. Her coach kept her in much longer than he normally does. The last two minutes of the game, she was off court. I could see that her red face had these patches of white - blotches. She was exhausted.

She's in the middle running here, ponytail bouncing.

There's that shiny floor. It reminds me of high school. I was so excited about high school as a freshman. That changed and later I was more interested in boyfriends than school activities. I wish I had played sports. I don't remember feeling like I could. I did tall flags and drill team when I was in the 10th grade, living down with my dad for a couple of years. I enjoyed that, but it was different from the effort that the girls put into basketball.
Why is it that the 43 year old me absolutely believes that the kid me could have done it, could have played ball just fine? There's something about my 40s that makes me feel like I can try anything. That after trying it, even if I don't master it, I will at least be able to finish it. Whatever it is.

More running. Sarah was having an awesome ponytail day, by the way. Happy weekend to you.


MyMaracas said...

Your focus on the floor makes for some very creative shots. And I love hearing the thoughts inside your head as you watch your daughter play. How well I remember those days, and how easy it was to slip into a contemplative mood after an hour or so at courtside.

Homemom3 said...

Thanks for sharing, I love watching them and her grow up. Wow, I still remember when our kids exchanged letters and now look at them. I love the bouncy ponytail too. Wow, you can see those pink cheeks.

I did play track and cross country but the other sports were more for those that had been going to the schools the year before. I never fit into that but loved jumping.

Askew To You said...

I'm sorry! I didn't realize I had comments to moderate. Thank you!

I love watching basketball. The season is almost through - only two weekends left. The girls are so scrappy - so much fun.