My hubby finally played the wii with the boys last night. Now you have to realize... this is a big thing. My husband isn't a sports player - virtual or otherwise. He never played football in high school and never met a soccer ball he like. I on the other hand played basketball (on the A team folks), Girl's softball, and gymnastics. I spent 4 years playing softball and 2 years doing gymnastics. (which came in handy when I wanted to impress someone with a flip or roundoff.) Anyway...there he was...still in his school clothes playing the wii...bowling with the big boys. He played his first round...got an impressive 192 and then retreated to the living room to hang with me and Bry next to the fireplace.
Sometimes in families we do things for others that provide them joy but give us no satisfaction at all. Do you know of someone in your life that you could give time, energy or other resources to that would give them serious satisfaction...but will leave you wondering..."why am I doing this again?" Life is all about service to others. That's where real joy comes.
As B slowly slipped back from the wii console and into the living room he said that he could only go one round. I thanked him because he HATES sports and I knew it took an act of congress for him to get up there and play with the kids. He was tired from his new tutoring gig and was hungry to eat. Now if it would have been math or something...he's in. I told him to hang with Bry while I heated up his dinner. While I put stuff back in the oven...I played another round with my boys. Just because B isn't into sports...doesn't mean I'm not.