Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Annual badminton tournament
This title is probably somewhat misleading,or maybe even a little white lie. Although playing badminton during the summer is an annual event, it is not really an organized tournament that is held. Everyone in my family plays, but the way you sign up is by Bennett requesting "Do you wanna have a game of Badminton?" if you come within a one meter radius of him. Being his mother I often come within a one meter radius of him so am cajoled into joining up to play in the tournament. I have not been very successful this year. Bennett has greatly improved since last year and he can now beat me without me letting him win. When I am not playing I am often called upon to be the very interested and engaged audience "Mum, clap when I get a point" "Mum, cheer like you are a large crowd" this is a YYYAAAHHHHAAAAAAAA sort of noise that I can never really master. However, even though I am a some what inadequate audience member I do get lots of 'helpful' pointers on how to improve, how lucky I am to have such a helpful son. I must learn to keep at least 1 and half meters away from Bennett for a couple of weeks.