It’s Wishful Wednesday again and this week my wish is that I was better at sports. I am the nerd girl that never participated in gym class. Come on you all know the girl. The one that sits on the sidelines and reads rather than does anything else. That was me, most of the time. There were some surprising times that I did take part.
For example when we played softball. I enjoyed it for a couple of reasons. One is that we were outside and I adored being outside. The second reason is that I was good at it. I played baseball at home with my siblings and father on the weekends from time to time. I used to watch and laugh when all the jocks had the outfielders come closer. You know because I wasn’t athletic and wouldn’t hit it far. Then I would surprise the heck out of them when I hit home run after home run. Why home runs? I learned early on that being heavy meant I couldn’t run as well as others. Not to mention my older brother is super tall and could chase me down in like two steps.
I also play badminton with the kids and my siblings. Again because we are outside and because they never make me feel bad about not being as good as they are. We do it to have fun and spend a lot of the time laughing at one another. Still I wish I could athletic enough to good at various sports. Maybe not basketball because I am so short. I look like a two-year old attempting to play that.