August 11th was National Go Bowling Day. I actually heard about it from their booth at BlogHer 12. Jack does awesome at Wii bowling and I thought taking him to the bowling alley for the first time would be awesome to do on National Go Bowling Day. I wasn’t sure how he’d do. Would he do great and have fun? Or would he want to quit half way through?
First off, aren’t these the cutest shoes ever? Not fashionable cute but first time bowling cute. Jack was pumped the whole night before. Our bowling adventure was actually my “if you go to bed nicely” bribe. The first words I heard when I opened my eyes that morning were, “Mom..get up. It’s National Go Bowling Day.” I died from cuteness.
Of course, we couldn’t just go bowling at 10 am. We had errands to run and the bowling alley didn’t open til noon. When we got there, he ran right up to the door and went inside. The constant grin was all I needed to see to know we were going to have fun.
He picked up on the technique pretty quickly. He probably gets it from me and all those youth bowling league years I did as a child. I loved watching Jeremy teaching Jack how to put his fingers in the holes correctly and how to roll the ball down the lane. It wasn’t before long that Jack got tired of rolling and starting throwing. I was very impressed with his skill.
Just how good was he? Check out the scores. He is the middle J on the screen:
Yep, I’m the M on the bottom. My second place 81 was just barely enough to beat my 4 year old’s score of 80. I’m going to with the fact that he is awesome and I don’t suck. Or the fact even with playing with bumpers, I still only managed to get an 81.
Overall? We ended up playing two games and there was much chatter about having his birthday party at a bowling alley in October. Even with all the bowling trash talking, all in good fun, we ended up having a fabulous family outing. That’s what I was going for. I can see us making many more trip to the bowling alley this winter.