Before school started for my son Elijah, we wanted to do something special for him for getting perfect scores on his test and making Principle’s List. We already gave him a mohawk for the summer, which he loved, and since he had been wanting to go bowling we took him out for a game.
I hadn’t been bowling since high school, so I just enjoyed it just as much as the kids.
I was nervous about how Eliana would behave. She’s a very strong-willed independent little gal. Since we are still learning the act of sharing, I worried we wouldn’t be able to make it through a whole game. Thankfully, God graced me with patience and her with the ability to take turns.
Elijah got the highest score, although I do recall getting one spare myself… I know, impressive. Elijah is definitely the bowler in the family and was much more impressive than yours truly, but that doesn’t mean us less-than-pro bowlers didn’t enjoy it as well.
The boy definitely has a unique way of bowling, that’s for sure.
I found that it really helped Eliana practice patience, although it took a couple of turns to get her to understand the concept of waiting and watching her brother bowl.
I think her favorite part, though, was naming the colors of every bowling ball.
For less than twenty dollars for an hour of fun, I’d do it again in a heart beat.
What is something you like to do with your family to beat the heat of summer?