“Mom, can we go out front and play basketball?” Mister asks.
“Sure, let’s go.”
So, we grab our coats and head outside. We have a kids basketball goal set up on the sidewalk, and as recently as a few months ago, both of my kids really liked it. So, I grab the little D&B ball we usually use for it, and head around the house.
Apparently, that hoop just isn’t cool enough anymore.
“Those kind of basketball goals are for babies and little kids, Mom,” Mister says with a note of disdain in his voice. “Big kids don’t use that kind! And since I’m four, I am a big kid. So, I am not using it.”
Okay, Mister Opinionated, I think. Isn’t it funny, how kids can love something one minute, and the next minute they’ve outgrown it?
So, I grab the big basketball, and walk around to the “big kid basketball goal.”
I guess it’s a good thing Hubs spent some time shopping for a bigger basketball hoop last year. Hubs enjoys shooting hoops, as do the rest of us. He searched online, and talked to a few neighbors, and decided we should get one of the adjustable hoops. There are at least two other adjustable hoops on our block, and they have held up well with the St. Louis weather. In fact, one of them has been there since Hubs bought the house, over seven years ago. So we are hoping ours will last us until the kids are in high school.
Fortunately, that means Mister’s got plenty of time to work on that lay up!