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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My favorite foursome


This is how we spend many o' afternoons in the summer.
Know that I am not a golf gal. I'm a blue collar, barely-wears-shoes gal that often finds herself feeling completely out of place on a golf course.

Several years back I tried really hard to learn how to play golf. I got lessons and practiced. I gave it a good couple years too. And still after a couple years it still felt like the strangest, contort-you-body-in-the-oddest-ways sport. And I threw in the proverbial golf towel. I wish it didn't but it did. And I know it's a fault of mine, but I don't like to do things that I'm not particularly good at. I should change that. But maybe not starting with golf, okay? 
But the kids play golf, and they learn how to carry their own clubs and how not to cheat even when they can. And over the years I've learned a lot of the rules to help them along. I can usually pick out the right club for them to use, and truth be told I can order a cocktail and drive that golf cart around the  course like nobody's business! And I do love lots of the rules of golf and how they are often about how to get along and respect one another. So even though I'm far from a golf mom, I am and mom, and I like to take the kids to play golf in the late afternoon. It's pretty. It's outside. The crow are usually cawing. The light in gorgeous as it filters through the trees. It's good summer stuff for sure. 
On some days my little foursome play 1 hole and on others we play 6 and only go in cause it's so dark we can't see the ball any more. Sometimes they take a friend along, sometimes their cousins join them, and sometimes it's just them. Sometimes it take over an hour to play one hole. Sometimes it take 15 strokes to get out of the sand trap. Sometimes someone makes the green of a short par-3 in one stroke! Sometimes the play ends up in tears and a great teaching opportunity about how it's all about trying our best and enjoying being together.  
But every time I come away thinking how it's such a wonderful amazing way to just be together and enjoy each other's company even though we are all so very different. And how lucky we are to have the opportunity to do it! We really are!

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