Saturday, March 19, 2005

Take a Shot!

This is really pretty exciting. It will be my last school-esque post for a week because I am on Spring Break (Hallelujah, amen!).
Our kids finally got some PE equipment to play with. You'd think they'd know how to play games without it, but kids now don't know how to play games. You know what they do? They act out video games on the playground. Seriously. They take turns being the different characters and "conquering" the different levels of the game. There's a lot of fake guns and rolling on the ground. And the girls stand around and gossip about who said what about whom on IM last night.
So. Equipment! In the last two weeks, the kids have learned tetherball, kickball, jump rope, and four square! How about that? I'm very proud of them and it's nice to see them playing normally. Here's the funny part. There are two four square games that take place: the regular game that you and I remember and then there's the Extreme game. Extreme Four Square is only played by boys and it's the funniest thing I've ever seen.
They have huge boxes for their "court" and they stand waaaaaaay back in the corners. Instead of gently bumping the ball back and forth, they slam it at creative angles to try to get the other people out so that they can advance to King of the Court. When someone gets out, they have to go take a shot. Take a shot! I was looking frantically around for the tequila bottle under the slide, but they ran over and slammed their frustrations into the basketball goal before they got back in line. You haven't laughed until you've seen aggressive ten year old boys yelling, "Go take a shot!" everytime someone gets out.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Sounds like you have a bunch of frat-boys-in-training...