Slam Dunk Ellie

The Coach Does his Thing- My daughter Ellie is Number 10
The Coach Does his Thing- My daughter Ellie is Number 10 | Source
The Girls have a Slumber Party after Basketball
The Girls have a Slumber Party after Basketball | Source

Watching my daughter play basketball is "um um good." This morning at 7:00 A.M. Ellie and I pulled out of the driveway. It was not easy getting up by 6:00 A.M. when last night we'd gone to a local pub to watch her talented young friend Devon sing at Toby Keith's. It was so much fun, but these days going to bed at 12:30 A.M. is late for me.

Ellie and I drove forty-five minutes South to Wood-bury Minnesota. We both talked about the night before and how Devon has no fear on stage and is only twelve years old. She was the warm up band for Jug, a country group. It was sweet as she finished up her sets, she made a real dear comment. She said in the microphone, "Good night everybody, it is my bed time and I have to go now." I had taken my son Jacob and his good friend Tommy, my daughter Ellie and her friend Elise. We had dinner right next to the stage as Devon's parents invited us to sit with all the family that was there to watch her. What a lovely evening it was. I guess I embarrassed my teens as I danced with Devon's mom. Oh well, everything I do right now is embarrassing to them.

Ellie and I finally made it to her game after getting lost. I am totally directionally challenged. I usually use my GPS but forgot it this morning. The game went one hour and we lost by one basket. What a nail biter. We waited and chatted with all the other moms till the next game and again watched a nail biter. I was so glad the other moms were as excited and loud as I was. I am not one of those parents that get angry, just excited and loud.

Game two was pretty much two points ahead or behind the first half of the game. We actually ended up kicking it into gear the second half and winning 39 to 16. I was so tired as were all the other parents. We said we may have to go home and nap. One mom said she needed to go home and have a glass of wine. We all laughed at ourselves since we were all very supportive to our girls in a boisterous way.

I really enjoy watching my girl play basketball. It makes for a fun day. I will admit that I came home and took a good two-hour nap.

© Laura Rogers Arne


Devon singing her heart out at Toby Keith's
Devon singing her heart out at Toby Keith's

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Nice story thanks for sharing. I know what you mean about 12:30 being late to still be up.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A lovely and warmhearted story! Thank you so much for sharing about your family life.A beautiful here.

Take care.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

What a cool mom!


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL

Sound like a good weekend and embarrassing teenagers is our job for a while. That will give them fond memories of us many years down the road.


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Aris Budianto 5 years ago from Lying along the equator Country

Good story, you must be very close to your Ellie, great family.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

What a great hub, you sound like the cool mom and all those kids around you are lucky for that. I do however have to just laugh at you basketball knowledge (or lack thereof, it is really just one word:-D). Good for you for having fun and teaching the kids their parents can be fun too! Peace!! Tom


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

You are a cool mom in deed. Great hub. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Just ask Susan,

I am so glad you stopped by. Glad I am not the only one that likes to be in bed on the weekend early.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Eiddewen,

Thanks for the sweet comments. God Bless


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Aww Willstarr,

Thanks for thinking I'm a cool mom. I know Ellie doesn't


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

ghomefitness,

I got a good laugh out of your comment. It is our job to embarass our kids. I am doing a great job of it then. Thanks for the comments.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Aris Budianto

Thanks for coming by. I appreciate your sweet comment.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

justom

OOPS. You caught me, I did spell bball wrong. Thanks so much for stopping. It is so wierd my kids think I am so old. I am only 48.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

Rhonda Waits

Thanks for the sweet visit. Take good care.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Oh no, I didn't mean that at all. I was just messing with you about your description of the game. It just seemed like you were new to the game. Anyway, it was just my ill attempt at humor. I would never call anyone out on spelling, not with some of the things I see myself type :-D I didn't mention before but I love the photos. Peace!! Tom


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"Thanks for thinking I'm a cool mom. I know Ellie doesn't."

Sure she does! Teens love moms (and dads) who give them boundaries. They just won't admit it. They can get out of doing anything really stupid by just saying, "My mom would kill me for doing that!"

All kids understand what that means!


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

I enjoyed reading this. :]


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marcofratelli 5 years ago from Australia

I like the name Ellie - probably because there's a lady named Ellie at work who is kinda cute :) That basketball game looked like fun.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Thanks for writing this, my friend. I have beautiful daughter. You must keep her well. She is a treasure in the future. She's very talented girl. I really enjoy her video while playing basketball. Please send my warm greeting to her. Cheers.....

Love and peace, prasetio


Healing touch 5 years ago

Prasetio

Thanks for the lovely comments. Bless you.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN Author

marcofratelli

Thanks so much for coming by. Ellie is a rare name, I am surprised you know a Ellie


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Go Ellie! Great job Ellie!

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