Monday, November 8, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday -- Turn on The Heat

Perfect Moment Monday was started by and is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. According to Weebles' creator, Lavender Luz, Perfect Moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between." And so, here is a Perfect Moment for this week.

I know the picture this week is hard to see, but if you've ever been involved in a tournament, you know that this is a tournament bracket.

Over the weekend, Bryce and Ryan (my twins who are 13 1/2) played in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Their team's name was The Heat.

I was their coach, which mostly consisted of organizing and implementing substitutions (which can be difficult because no one ever wants to go out, and teen boys will let you know about it -- especially when they are related to you). I also kept the (unofficial) score, and did a lot of cheering and sideline coaching -- "block out your man; great shot; pass to your teammate, etc."

This tournament is dedicated to a high school boy who died in a freak automobile related accident...which is a great reason to donate and to play. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games.

We arrived at 7:30 a.m. to register and played our first game at 8 a.m. Because we lost (by one point), we went to the Consolation bracket. Our next game wasn't until noon.

So I hung out with the boys, walked to a nearby restaurant and watched them eat a ton of food, and returned in time to watch a couple of games and warm up for our second game.

We won! So our next game (the Consolation Championship) was at 2 p.m.

We won again! Which is why I am sharing with you a copy of the bracket, showing that The Heat won the Consolation Championship.

The boys (and their parents) were ecstatic.

I was so proud of all of the boys on the team, but especially proud of my two. They played well together, worked hard and had a lot of fun.

Bryce is a guard and is not afraid to take an outside shot or take it to the hole. And boy did he. He just kept taking it in, shooting, passing, etc.

And Ryan...WOW... Ryan played great today too. He blocked out, got the rebound, took (and made) a bunch of shots. It was awesome!

On the way home, Bryce said, "Mom, if they held a tournament like this every weekend, I'd want to play." And in his next breath he said, "Mom, we'd go broke." And I smiled, knowing that both statements were true.

The entire day was another series of Perfect Moments -- not only because we won, but because I love basketball and I really love being with my boys.



Lori Lavender Luz said...

What I love most about this isn't that Bryce and Ryan played so well or that you had such a good time with them. It's your enthusiasm for their sport (also your sport) and the way it binds you all together.

Yay, brackets!

Kristin said...

That sounds like a truly awesome series of perfect moments.

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