in the spirit of wimbledon finals’ weekend, its only appropriate for me to announce the boys’ latest obsession: TENNIS!
i grew up in a tennis family. both my parents have been playing forever (and still, at 77 and 66, play in a weekly league – way to go mom and dad!). my brother was on the high school team. i always had fun on the courts growing up, but my passion for gymnastics ended up taking over. still, i love tennis and have fond memories playing as a family, not to mention our annual tradition of watching wimbledon and eating donuts from the purely awesome local mr. donuts shop.
the boys were recently exposed to tennis by chance. my good friend holly took them for the day while i had a work meeting in san antonio. her son, matthew, had a tennis lesson scheduled, so she just brought all the boys for the fun. let’s just say abel and oskar went NUTS. they loved it beyond anything else they have ever done. non-stop talking about it. begging me to take tennis lessons. begging me to buy them rackets. of course, i relented.
they are now taking weekly tennis lessons, plus we go out and hit the ball every day, sometimes twice a day. they play tennis inside with balloons. they balance balls on their racquets non-stop. and they are genuinely good! who knows where all this might go, but it’s nice to see them really into something. they are generally enthusiastic kids just about anything and everything, but there’s something different about this. and the whole “twins make awesome doubles partners” phenomenon is not lost on me either, but we won’t go there, at least not yet.
for now, it’s just so much fun to see them really enjoying a sport together and with their friends. and maybe we’ll start our own annual family tradition of watching the wimbledon finals this weekend…with donuts of course.