Sunday, June 26, 2005
Hoop Dreams or why we always paint every thing PURPLE around here.
I actually hate watching basketball, but it is fun to fool around shooting baskets. And this summer I finally insisted we get a hoop so we can learn that. We've been playing over at my SIL's house, with her dog Aviv, who always ends up winning, that dog could play for the Lakers as a guard! . The boys have to play it at school and don't like it since they aren't good at it (can totally understand that!). So I figure our duty as parents is to give them a fighting chance to fit in on the playground. So now they are out there getting used to the new toy and Zach says "since we're so bad at this Alex , I don't want to play HORSE, let's play antidisestablishmentarian instead." Ah the joys of having literate children.
But why is the backboard purple you may ask? Well, it all comes down to trim. We have been trying out various colors of paint for the trim on the house, most of them in the purple category, so we have lots of little cans of purple paint to use up. So now we have a purple basketball backboard, which contrasts very nicely with the red hoop. And will eventually blend in well with the trim when we finally repaint the house.