On Saturday Lian had another cricket match. Here he is keeping a eye on the fielders while waiting to bat.
Today Armand had a cricket match and he was so excited about it.
Armand is not in the A, B or C team, he is in the D team. The boys of the D team are full of spirit and willing to better their game.
One boy came to me and said I am not a good batsmen or bowler I need to work on my batting. He went in on number 3 and was bowled after facing 3 balls. So I told him that everyone can’t be a batsmen or a bowler some are just fielders. We need good fielders too. He smiled and took off his gear and said that I can do.
When Armand went on in spot number 6 he was supper excited and told me he want to stay in as long as he can. And then the first ball he faced was from a spin bowler and it happened so fast. He was out for a duck. He could not believe it. He came to me and said ” Mom I am so disappointed in myself.” My heart wanted to break for him. But I just told him it happens to the best of cricket players also. Next time he may hit the same spin bowler for a six…
One do not always realize that kids can also be disappointed in themselves and some parents would go of and tell their child how useless they are. I think this is why so many children out their trying to proof to their parents they are not a failure no matter what. I think it must be hard always seeking approval and just get blown off. I try my best to let my boys know I am proud of them even if they are out for a duck.
My Photo of the day for 7 July 2012 is one of the rugby game at the Free State Stadium.
We were very happy when hubbies niece told us that her hubby organized tickets for us so that we could watch the game between our team the Stormers and the Free State Team the Cheetahs. We sat across the Halfway line high up on the stands. Luckily we were on the Grand stand and the rain did not effect us.
I am very proud and happy to say that our team the Stormers won…..
Today was Ronald’s first Badminton league game. He only started Badminton a few months ago. The boys and I went with him for some support.
LOL I of course just could not leave my “boyfriend” at home he had to pickle along so that I can practice taking action photo’s without a flash on a high ISO.
I must say I had my laughs for the evening and especially when the ladies played. As I looked over the different courts I just could not help to notice on the one side was all the younger players and on the other side all the Elderly players. I just started laughing and Ronald just could not get it out of me every time that I want to tell him the younger players are getting beaten by the Elderly players I just burst out laughing. I must say some of the Elderly players were in much better shape than the younger ones… Shocking I know.
I am also thinking of playing badminton, but just to get fit.