Wednesday, March 2, 2011

He Shoots, He Scores!

Ethan's auntie Elena brought him a glow in the dark basketball hoop and backboard, and he immediately became an athletic marvel the likes of which I'd never seen before.

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It took him a little while to figure out how this whole "ball-goes-in-basket" thing worked, but as it turns out-- he's a fast learner.

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And man, did he get a kick out of seeing that ball swoosh through the hoop!

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Of course, there was also a bit of a learning curve in terms of what body part my little athlete was supposed to be using in order to get the ball over to the hoop in the first place...

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But at least he had fun. And we had even more fun, I think, just watching him. I also like that the ball will glow ever so gently each night when he's getting ready for bed; it reminds me of the color of phosphorescence in the Gulf waters, that otherworldly blue-green-yellow shimmer, so soothing and calm. I used to think it must be the color of mermaids floating just out of sight beneath the still, dark waters, gazing back up at us as we stared out into the sea...


  1. He even took time out from playing to point out that scratch on my hand and say, "Owie."

  2. That's 'cause he loves his auntie!! And also because he's really noticing people's emotions and hurts and such... I bumped my leg recently and he kept pointing to his own leg and whimpering about his (nonexistent) owie... pretty durn cute. :)